Audible, the Amazon-owned provider of audiobooks, has released the rankings of the most popular audiobooks of 2016. They include memoirs by Trevor Noah and Phil Knight, Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” and a lot of fantasy.
Audiobooks continue to grow in popularity – Audible estimates that subscribers to its service will listen to 2 billion hours of Audible content in 2016, up from 1 billion in 2014. Here are the top ten:
- “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Daily Show host Trevor Noah, narrated by the author.
- “The Magnolia Story” by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, narrated by the authors. The husband-and-wife stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, tell their stories.
- “Reign of Madness: King’s Dark Tidings, Book 2” by Kel Kade, narrated by Nick Podehl. Fantasy about a warrior’s travails.
- “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, narrated by Norbert Leo Butz and the author. The Nike founder’s memoir.
- “Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial” by Rabia Chaudry, narrated by the author.The further story of the subject of the Peabody-Award winning broadcast.
- “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas, narrated by Jennifer Ikeda. Second book in the “A Court of Throne and Roses” fantasy series.
- “Digging Up Mother: A Love Story” by Doug Stanhope, narrated by the author. A comedian’s tribute to the unlikely source of his inspiration – his mother.
- “Morning Star: Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
- “Jayne Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte, narrated by Thandie Newton. The story of an orphaned girl tormented by the family that takes her in.
- “AskGaryVee:One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness” by Gary Vaynerchuk, narrated by the author, Jack Welch, and Dave Ramsey. Advice from the marketing and business expert.