Showing 1–27 of 27 books

  • List: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
  • Year: 2016
  • 100 Sideways Miles

    Finn Easton is trying to find his own story, but between epileptic blank-outs and his doomed first love, he has a hard time seeing his path. Heyborne's angsty, discontented teen guy narration perfectly expresses Finn's frustration with the universe.
  • All American Boys

    What should have been a typical Friday night explodes into racial violence when Quinn witnesses a cop beating 16-year-old Rashad. Nobbs and Lockard's compelling narration infuses this audiobook with realistic energy and attitude.
  • All the Bright Places

    After Theodore “Freak” Finch talks down popular Violet Markey from the school bell tower, they team up for a project wandering Indiana.  Meyers' authentic teen voice captures Violet's fear and heartbreak; Heyborne voices Finch with such vibrancy it makes his descent all the more heartbreaking.
  • Carry On

    Simon Snow, the Chosen One, is supposed to be saving the world, but is instead aimlessly leaking magic and obsessing over his possibly murderous roommate, Baz. Morton captures the nuances of each character's speech with superb timing that accentuates this book's laugh aloud humor and tender pathos.
  • Crown of Three

    Tyrannical King Brutan's triplets are the only hope for the war-torn kingdom of Toronia, but they have been scattered throughout the land. Heyborne combines an impressive array of voices and emotion to transport the listener to Rinehart's fantastical world.
  • The Dead House

    Carly and Kaitlyn live in the same body - one is conscious during the day, the other comes out at night. Parry and Coulson's performance takes this already creepy story and turns it into a spine-tingling nightmare. Don't listen in the dark!
  • Denton Little's Deathdate

    Denton Little--like most people--has always known the exact day he will die, but now finds his world turned upside-down. Rubin's thorough knowledge of his own characters and story makes this one enjoyable ride.
  • Echo

    Children from different times and places are connected by a mysterious harmonica. The various narrators complement the story with great pacing, and the musical accompaniments are dynamic and integral to the tale.
  • An Ember in the Ashes

    While spying for the Resistance in the Empire's stronghold, Laia finds a surprising ally in Elias, a deadly warrior who has secrets of his own. Hardingham and West embody the vulnerability and gritty strength of both characters as they fight to survive.
  • Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

    Gabi Hernandez poetically chronicles everything from her best friend's pregnancy to her father's meth addiction to her own obsession with food. Garcia effortlessly incorporates the Spanish language and highlights the lyrical poetry found throughout the book.
  • Golden Son

    Darrow's mission continues as he seeks to bring down the society which enslaved him and faceless billions. Reynolds combines a broad range of voices and admirable adherence to textual cues to make this complex sequel a harrowing listen.
  • The Graveyard Book

    Pursued by a knife-wielding killer, young orphan Bod Owens is taken in by the spirits of a graveyard. Wanting to learn about life beyond the cemetery gates, Bod must face the dangers that await him. Listeners cannot help but be captivated by Bod's tale through the voice of master storyteller Gaiman, who evokes the horror, humor, and heartbreak of an unusual boy raised by ghosts.
  • Guy in Real Life

    Amidst an action-filled backdrop of gaming and role-playing, Lesh and Svetlana try to bridge the gap between their two radically different worlds. Andrews energizes the text with his colorful character voices, while DeLisle skillfully communicates Svetlana's passion and determination.
  • Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy)

    Nathan is determined to find his love, Annalise, while struggling with the magical gifts he has received from his reviled father. Prekopp's intense narration, combined with a plethora of additional sound effects, makes for a compelling listen.
  • The Hollow Boy

    Lockwood & Co. continue fighting supernatural phenomena plaguing London. Bevan's spot-on pacing and numerous voices make for a thrilling adventure.
  • Illuminae: The Illuminae Files 1

    Upon surviving the obliteration of their planet, Kady and ex-boyfriend Ezra team up to reveal the truth behind the government's lies. Amazing sound effects and a full cast of narrators grip listeners with action and heart.
  • Lair of Dreams

    In the sparkling world of 1920's New York, Evie, Sam, and the other Diviners are drawn into a gathering evil that is creeping into the dreams of unsuspecting sleepers. With haunting melodies and skillful accents from the Louisiana bayou to Chinatown, LaVoy pulls out all the stops for this stunning performance.
  • Library of Souls

    With time running short, Jacob must use his newfound Peculiar powers in order to rescue his friends and beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. Heyborne's wide range of character voices, seamless incorporation of text cues, and sound effects bring color to this immensely popular book.
  • Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars - The Force Awakens)

    Accompanied by a colorful, ragtag crew, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous decoy mission while the Rebels prepare for the Battle of Endor. Authentic music and sound effects work together to create a soundscape that will convert any listener into a diehard Star Wars fan.
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    With prom and graduation weeks away, Mikey and his friends just want to enjoy their final days together, but another story is unfolding, one that involves their classmates, a mysterious blue light, and the end of the world. Fouhey brings out the tension and anguish that carry this book forward to its surprising conclusion.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    Simon is falling in love for the first time. Over email, if that's even possible.
  • Slasher Girls and Monster Boys

    This collection of 14 short stories explores the demented, psychological, and grim tales of the teenage world. A full cast of narrators gives a distinct identity to each of the characters and will make the listener think twice before reading in the dark.
  • Trollhunters

    Newly minted trollhunter Jim Sturges joins a motley group in a desperate battle to defend the human world against a terrifying troll king. Heyborne's narration of this action-packed tale is enhanced by his astonishing ability to communicate an array of spine-chilling monster noises.
  • Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

    Louis Zamperini's plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, and he manages to survive being a castaway and living in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Herrmann's strong, smooth cadence brings the listener both excitement and dread in this incredible biography.
  • Waistcoats & Weaponry

    Sophronia Temminick, a student at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, helps fellow student Sidheag return to her werewolf pack in Scotland.  Quick's lively pacing and diverse, unique voices treat listeners to a laugh-out-loud listen.
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd, answers increasingly absurd questions from across the internet in a serious, scientific manner…usually. Wheaton's inherent humor provides an enjoyable and captivating listening experience.
  • The Witch Hunter

    Ferocious witch hunter Elizabeth is aghast when she is accused of being a witch, and is even more shocked when her would-be rescuer turns out to be one of the most powerful wizards in the land. Barber's multifaceted performance transports listeners to a dangerous world of magic, romance, and betrayal.