Best 20 Audiobooks to Listen in 2020

Love reading books but finding hard to take out time? Sometimes life gets just too busy that we forget to do things that we love. Do you feel the same? Because I do, everytime, everyday. But what if I told you that you stay as busy as you want and still be able to read your favorite book (or perhaps listen to it!). 

I am talking about audiobooks. You heard it right! You can just listen to your favorite books anytime and anywhere. There are many platforms where you can get audiobooks through subscriptions and even free of cost. One of the biggest platform for free audiobooks is Librivox. 

Is is an online library where people voluntarily read public domain novel and trust me when I say they have the most amazing and soothing narrators of all times. The narrators have the power to make the story alive. 

Audiobooks
Source: Voices

Other platforms for audiobooks are Audible by Amazon, Overdrive, and Soundcloud. There are many other platforms as well, but the named are the most authentic and trustworthy ones. 

If you are looking for some of the best audiobooks to listen in 2020, then you are at the right place because I have a list of some of the best audiobooks. These audiobooks are of very different genre and themes. 

The yera 2020 might have been one of the worst yearswe will ever see, but if it definite that this year provided us with great podcasts and audiobooks. People shared their experiences, expectations, stories and ideology in these amazing audiobooks that you must listen. 

The Best Audiobooks To Listen In 2020

The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems

Audiobooks
Source: Amazon
  • Author: N. Scott Momaday
  • Narrator: N. Scott Momaday
  • Run Time: 2 Hours 29 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud

This book is a collection of 200 new and selected poems. The author is one of the most important and powerful voice in America. His upbringing was influenced by old customs and traditions which includes the American oral tradition. This audiobooks is just the reflection of his growth and nuturing. The author says that The Death of Sitting Bear evokes the essence of human experience and speaks to us all.

How to Pronounce Knife 

Audiobooks
Source: Goodreads
  • Author: Souvankhan Thammavongsa
  • Narrators: James Tang, Kulap Vilaysack
  • Run Time: 2 Hours 59 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud

The CBC Books named Souvankhan Thammavongsa a “writer to watch in 2020.” How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of 14 short stories. The short stories are brutal, tender, and looks into the struggles of people of different cultures, languages and values. 

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You (A Stamped from the beginning Remix)

Audiobooks
Source: Ibram X. Kendi
  • Author: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Narrator: Jason Reynolds
  • Run Time: 4 Hours 11 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud

Taking a huge rish and comparing the book with a saying for Shakespeare. Just like Shakespeare was of all ages, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You is also for all ages. The writer has not targeted just a single type of audience but all kinds of people individually. The book talks about the various racist ideas and and stamps out racist thoughts.

I Want to be Where the Normal People Are

Audiobooks
Source: Happily Ever Homebody
  • Author: Rachel Bloom
  • Narrator: Rachel Bloom
  • Run Time: 4 Hours 51 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud

This is such an amazing audiobook and the cherry on the top is the 15 minutes of musical montage. This book is a collection of a super funny essays, told and sung in different voices. Rachel Bloom narrates her life story covering every aspect of life including her love for Disney, depression, OCD, and her potty training which we certainly didn’t wanted to know. No matter how many we cringe hearing these stories, there is no doubt that they are super funny and hilarious. 

Dolly Parton, Storyteller: My Life in Lyrics

Audiobooks
Source: Urban Outfitters
  • Author: Dolly Parton
  • Narrator: Dolly Parton
  • Run Time: 5 Hours 18 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Dolly Parton is no an ordinary writer but everything that the year 2020 needed. She has been doing research for coronavirus vaccine. This book is a collection of songs and stories and memories of Dolly’s life and her extreme success. The book also has some rear pictures of her life. Won’t it be so amazing to listen to someone’s life in their own voice?

What Are You Going Through

Audiobooks
Source: Goodreads
  • Author: Sigrid Nunez
  • Narrator: Hillary Huber
  • Run Time: 5 Hours 36 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

The Last Smile in Sunder CIty

  • Author: Luke Arnold
  • Narrator: Luke Arnold
  • Run Time: 7 Hours 55 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

  • Author: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
  • Narrator: Ines del Castillo
  • Run Time: 8 Hours 11 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Amnesty

  • Author: Aravind Adiga
  • Narrator: Vikas Adams
  • Run Time: 8 Hours 34 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Too Much Lip

  • Author: Melissa Lucashenko
  • Narrator: Tamala Shelton
  • Run Time: 9 Hours 24 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

A Promised Land

Audiobooks
Source: Bertelsmann
  • Author: Barack Obama 
  • Narrator: Barak Obama
  • Run Time: 29 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

The King of Crows

  • Author: Libba Bray
  • Narrator: January LaVoy
  • Run Time: 22 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Moonflower Murders 

  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrator: Lesley Manville, Allan Corduner 
  • Run Time: 18 Hours 28 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strike Back (Star Wars)

  • Author: S.A. Chakraborty, Zoraida Cordova, Hank Green, R.F. Kuang, Catherynne M. Valente, and a few more.
  • Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes, Dion Graham, Jon Hamm, January LaVoy, Soneela Nankani, Marc Thompson, Sam Witwer and Emily Woo Zeller
  • Run Time: 17 Hours 59 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

  • Author: Hank Green
  • Narrator: Kristen Sieh, Joe Hempel, Jesse Vilinsky, Nicole Lewis, Kevin R. Free, Hank Green, Robert Petkoff, Angelo Di Loreto, Oliver Wyman, Hillary Huber, P.J. Ochlan, Gabra Zackman
  • Run Time: 15 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

We Ride Upon Sticks

  • Author: Quan Barry
  • Narrator: Isabel Keating
  • Run Time: 14 Hours 44 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Black Futures

  • Author: Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham
  • Narrator: Kevin R. Free, Dominic Hoffman, Robin Miles, Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
  • Run Time: 11 Hours 11 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

A Deadly Education

Audiobooks
Source: Naomi Novik
  • Author: Naomi Novik
  • Narrator: Anisha Dadia
  • Run Time: 10 Hours 58 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

The Guest List

  • Author: Lucy Foley
  • Narrator: Jot Davies, Chloe Massey, Olivia Dowd, Aoife McMahon, Sarah Ovens, Rich Keeble
  • Run Time: 10 Hours 22 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

  • Author: Deepa Anappara
  • Narrator: Indira Varna, Himesh Patel, Antonio Aakeel
  • Run Time: 9 Hours 39 Minutes
  • Available at: Audible, Libro.fm, Overdrive, Soundcloud 

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About Shivangi Gupta 282 Articles
My name is Shivangi Gupta and I am a student of English Literature. I loved reading from a very young age and my fascination with stories and experiences is never-ending. Literature, for me, is not just stories but the life experiences and expectations of different people from time and beyond. I believe that literature brings an essence in the life of which, most people are unaware. Writing is not just a passion but a way of learning and swotting new things. I have been writing research papers for international journals since 2018. Covering topics from the old age cultures of the Anglo-Saxons to the goods and bad of the latest technology and gadgets.

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