The best audiobooks of 2021, from memoirs to thrillers

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  • Audiobooks bring stories to life with an incredible and unique narrative.
  • Our favorite apps for discovering new audiobooks are Audible, and Libby.
  • The audiobooks on this list were bestsellers and notable favorites from 2021.

Last year, I fell completely in love with audiobooks. It can be hard for me to find time to read between long commutes, busy weekdays and a seemingly endless list of household chores. Luckily, I found that I could make time for my love of reading by listening to audiobooks in the car and while walking my dogs. I have discovered countless incredible readings through apps like Audible, and Libby.

The audiobooks on this list came from’s 2021 bestseller list, Audible’s Best of 2021 list and recommendations from Goodread’s reviewers. So whether you’re looking for a good listen to accompany you on your holiday travels or a cozy audiobook to play while you make dinner, here are the 21 best audiobooks from 2021.

The 21 best audiobooks published in 2021:

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