Audible Editors Unveil the Best Audiobooks of 2016 List

By Maryann Yin 

Current Audible Logo (GalleyCat)The Audible editors have revealed their picks for “Best Audiobooks of 2016.” Nathan Hill’s The Nix captured the title of “Audiobook of the Year.” Ari Fliakos served as the narrator on this project.

In addition to the “Audiobook of the Year” category, the team chose winners for 15 different genres. We’ve listed the 16 honors audiobooks below. Did any of your favorites make the cut? (via Audible’s Facebook page)

Audible’s Best of 2016 List

Audiobook of the Year: The Nix by Nathan Hill (narrated by Ari Fliakos)

Narrator of the YearBahni Turpin

Listener Favorites: End of Watch by Stephen King (narrated by Will Patton)

Fiction: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (narrated by Dominic Hoffman)

Biographies & Memoirs: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell)

Mysteries & Thrillers: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (narrated by Robert Bathurst)

Nonfiction: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (narrated by J.D. Vance)

Science-Fiction: We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor (narrated by Ray Porter)

Self-Development: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (narrated by Roger Wayne)

Romance: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase (narrated by Andi Arndt and Shane East)

Celebrity Memoirs: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (narrated by Trevor Noah)

Young Adult: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (narrated by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman)

History: The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan (narrated by Gerard Doyle)

Kids: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (narrated by Michael Curran-Dorsano)

Business: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (narrated by Mike Chamberlain)

Fantasy: Dawn of Wonder: The Wakening by Jonathan Renshaw (narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds)

Classics: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolsoy (narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal)

Historical Fiction: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith)