The 2017 Amazing Audiobooks list, comprised of 28 fiction titles and 2 nonfiction titles, features recordings that cover a wide range of interests for young adults from historical fiction, to sci-fi, to realistic fiction.
The list includes three titles published by Recorded Books and christianaudio, one of which was selected as a top ten audiobook!
Unashamed by Lecrae, read by Lecrae (christianaudio)
Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore tells the painful story of his youth, his search for faith, and his successful rise to fame with unflinching honesty and directness. This memoir, narrated by the author and including tracks of his music, is told only as he can tell it.
A Little in Love by Susan Fletcher, read by Melody Grove (Recorded Books)
Fletcher imagines the story of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables from the perspective of Eponine, including her changing relationship with Cosette and her love for Marius. Grove narrates Eponine’s story with great perceptiveness and a delightful French accent.
*Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt, read by Christopher Gebauer (Recorded Books)
Fourteen-year-old Joseph’s foster family helps him process his traumatic life experiences, including his desire to find the baby daughter he’s never met. Gebauer narrates with deeply felt emotion and adroitly handled pacing.
*denotes a Top Ten title
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