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BEST-SELLERS: MONTHLY AUDO

Posted May 6, 2018 3:31 p.m. EDT

Audiobook rankings are composed of sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the period of Sunday, March 25, through Saturday, April 28. 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 & AUDIO NONFICTION

AUDIO FICTION

1. 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: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

2. 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: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. SCOURGED, by Kevin Hearne. (Random House Audio)

The ninth book in the Iron Druid Chronicles series. 8 hours, 57 minutes unabridged. Read by Luke Daniels.

THIS MONTH: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

4. 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: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

5. 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: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

6. 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: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

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: 3

8. ALL SYSTEMS RED, by Martha Wells. (Recorded Books)

A security droid becomes deadly after it unlocks its restrictive programming. 3 hours, 17 minutes unabridged. Read by Kevin R. Free.

THIS MONTH: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

9. TWISTED PREY, by John Sandford. (Penguin Audio)

The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. 11 hours, 29 minutes unabridged. Read by Richard Ferrone.

THIS MONTH: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

10. GONE TO DUST, by Matt Goldman. (Blackstone Audio)

Detectives in Minnesota investigate the murder of a woman found covered in deceptive evidence. 7 hours, 23 minutes unabridged. Read by MacLeod Andrews.

THIS MONTH: 10

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

11. 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 townhouse. 13 hours, 41 minutes unabridged. Read by Ann Marie Lee.

THIS MONTH: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

12. CIRCE, by Madeline Miller. (Hachette Audio)

Zeus banishes Helios’ daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals. 12 hours, 8 minutes unabridged. Read by Perdita Weeks.

THIS MONTH: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

13. STINKER LETS LOOSE!, by James Taylor Johnston. (Audible Studios)

A parody of trucker films from the 1970s. 5 hours, 53 minutes unabridged. Read by Jon Hamm, Andy Richter, Rhea Seehorn, Paul F. Tompkins, James Urbaniak, Philip Baker Hall and others.

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. HEAD ON, by John Scalzi. (Audible Studios)

FBI agents investigate the sudden death of a star athlete of a violent game called Hilketa. 7 hours, 36 minutes or 8 hours, 52 minutes unabridged. Read by Wil Wheaton or Amber Benson.

THIS MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

15. AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, by Tayari Jones. (HighBridge)

A newlywed couple’s relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison. 8 hours, 59 minutes unabridged. Read by Sean Crisden and Eisa Davis.

THIS MONTH: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

AUDIO NONFICTION

1. 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: 1

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

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

The late true-crime journalist’s search for the serial murderer and rapist known as “the Golden State Killer.” 9 hours, 45 minutes unabridged. Read by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt.

THIS MONTH: 2

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

3. 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: 3

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

4. 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 WEEK: 4

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

5. 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: 5

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

6. 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: 6

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

7. THE LAST BLACK UNICORN, by Tiffany Haddish. (Simon & Schuster Audio)

The comedian recounts growing up in South Central Los Angeles and finding success after a period of homelessness. 6 hours, 29 minutes unabridged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 7

MONTHS ON LIST: 3

8. THE LOST AIRMAN, by Seth Meyerowitz with Peter F. Stevens. (Recorded Books)

During World War II, an American airman is shot down over France and eludes the Gestapo for more than six months. 9 hours, 36 minutes unabridged. Read by Jonathan Todd Ross.

THIS MONTH: 8

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

9. 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: 9

MONTHS ON LIST: 2

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: 2

11. FASCISM: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright. (HarperAudio)

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism and its potential revival. 9 hours, 53 minutes unabridaged. Read by the author.

THIS MONTH: 11

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

12. A RIVER IN DARKNESS, by Masaji Ishikawa. (Brilliance Audio)

A 13-year-old boy’s family moves from Japan to North Korea, where he spends 36 difficult years under the country’s regime. 5 hours, 54 minutes unabridged. Read by Brian Nishii.

THIS MONTH: 12

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

13. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW, by Daniel Kahneman. (Random House Audio)

When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions. 20 hours, 2 minutes unabridged. Read by Patrick Egan.

THIS MONTH: 13

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

14. FACTFULNESS, by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund. (Recorded Books)

A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think. 8 hours, 51 minutes unabridged. Read by Richard Harries.

THIS MONTH: 14

MONTHS ON LIST: 1

15. 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: 15

MONTHS ON LIST: 1