Books·Posted on Jul 7, 2022Hot Girl Walk Along To These 12 AudiobooksYou: hot. Weather: hotter. Audibooks: hottest.by Kirby BeatonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley MCD Length: 8 hours, 9 minutesNarrator: Sloane CrosleyThe first time Lola bumps into one of her exes in Chinatown, she chalks it up to a coincidence. The next couple of times, though, have her on high alert. But when she finds out these meetings are maybe not so coincidental, she finds herself spiraling down a dark tunnel of cults, manifestation, and her own memories — both good and bad. As Lola stumbles upon more people from her past, she has to grapple with her romantic history and whether the relationship she's currently in is "the one." This is a surreal and hilarious insight into millennial dating with a big twist, and the narrator will have you hooked from the very beginning.Get it from Libro.fm. 2. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Orbit Length: 16 hours, 12 minutesNarrator: Robin MilesA surreal rollercoaster of an urban fantasy that will remind you to look around and see how alive your city — or neighborhood! — is. Every city has a soul, but New York? She has five — one for every borough. An ancient and dangerous force is brewing beneath the city, and these five souls are the only ones who can save it from collapse. As they race across the city trying to stop it, they'll have to figure out how to work together with a little help from some friends and fellow cities. This is the start of a series but packs enough of a punch to standalone.Get it from Libro.fm. 3. Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados Verso Length: 8 hours, 6 minutesNarrator: Bronwyn SzaboTold via diary entries, this snarky and sparkling book follows best friends Isa and Gala as they gallivant through New York City during one adventurous, sweltering summer. The young women don't have much money, but that doesn't stop them from seeking out the best parties the city has to offer. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of fellow party-goers — think artists, celebs, and snobby internet entrepreneurs — while their friendship begins to deteriorate under the strain of trying to keep up with their glamorous lifestyle. Glittering, witty, and with a tender tale of friendship at its core, this is an immensely fun listen.Get it from Libro.fm. 4. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzales Flatiron Books Length: 11 hours, 22 minutesNarrators: Almarie Guerra, Armando Riesco, and Inés del CastilloOlga and Pedro "Prieto" Acevedo are well-known names in their hometown of New York. Olga is a wedding planner to the city's wealthiest, while her brother is a progressive congressman representing their quickly gentrifying neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they have struggles and secrets of their own. In the wake of a devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico, their estranged mother — who abandoned them to lead a political revolution — comes barreling back into their lives. As the siblings reckon with this reunion, they'll have to also confront the baggage they've been carrying in this insightful, and at times hilarious, audiobook.Get it from Libro.fm. 5. Little Weirds by Jenny Slate Little, Brown and Company Length: 4 hours and 19 minutesNarrator: Jenny SlateThis collection of essays is just as quirky as its author, who also narrates the audiobook in her signature voice. There are threads of memoir here, but mostly Slate crafts a unique array of thoughts, observations, feelings, and fictional tales that marry real life, nature, and the otherworldly. It's hard to describe this one, but a few topics include: the smell of honeysuckle, a French-kissing rabbit, the ghost of a sea captain, and a vagina singing sad old songs. You'll just have to give it a listen to find out more.Get it from Libro.fm. 6. A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall Forever Length: 15 hours, 26 minutesNarrator: Kay EluvianThis tender historical romance follows Viola, a young woman who took advantage of her "death" at Waterloo to finally live as her authentic self. But Viola's new life came with consequences: losing her title, wealth, and best friend, the Duke of Gracewood. When circumstances bring Viola back to Gracewood, she'll have to decide if revealing her secret could cost her everything — again — or give her the life she's always wanted. If you're looking to swoon, laugh, and cry, then this is the audiobook for you.Get it from Libro.fm. 7. Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen William Morrow Length: 7 hours, 20 minutesNarrator: Catherine HoA fast-paced scammer novel if you can't get enough of stories like "Inventing Anna." Ava Wong has always lived by a rule book: get her law degree, marry a successful surgeon, and create a beautiful family. But behind this "perfect" life, her marriage is crumbling, her son has daily meltdowns, and her degree has been gathering dust for years. So when an old college friend offers Ava a chance to join the glitzy, lucrative counterfeit bag scheme she's cooked up, Ava jumps at the chance to try something new. But when it all comes crashing down, Ava's left to face the consequences alone.Get it from Libro.fm. 8. Book Lovers by Emily Henry Berkley Length: 11 hours and 23 minutesNarrator: Julia WhelanAs an agent, Nora Stephens knows books — so she also knows her life basically is one. As in, she's the hardworking city woman who inevitably gets dumped for the small-town girl back home. So when her sister begs for a girls' trip to sleepy Sunshine Falls, Nora reluctantly accepts. But instead of running into a dreamy pig farmer, Nora keeps bumping into her somewhat work rival, Charlie Lastra. As the barbs fly, so do the sparks, until both of them have to accept that they might be able to write their own stories after all. A deliciously steamy and hilarious listen that's perfect for, well, book lovers!Get it from Libro.fm. 9. The Other Merlin by Robyn Schneider Viking Books for Young Readers Length: 13 hours, 34 minutesNarrator: Rosie JonesIn a refreshingly modern take on the legend of Arthur, everything is going terribly wrong. Prince Arthur is a moody botanist who loves books more than any princess, while Lancelot has been demoted from guard duty. But when Arthur drunkenly pulls the sword from the stone, he's lauded as a hero. Meanwhile, Emry Merlin's less-talented twin brother is summoned to be Arthur's personal wizard, so Emry disguises herself and goes in his stead. But she didn't expect to fall for the prince and — amidst court politics — she'll have to decide which is more important: her career or potential true love.Get it from Libro.fm. 10. My Summer Darlings by May Cobb Berkley Length: 9 hours, 42 minutesNarrators: Karissa Vacker, Amy Gordon, Nan McNamara, and Kristen DiMercurioJen, Kittie, and Cynthia have been friends since childhood, but they're now approaching 40 and sick of their small Texan town. They stay sane by drinking wine and gossiping — until a mysterious stranger moves to town. Will Harding is swoony and charming and a source of fascinating danger for each of the women's lives. When Will abruptly pulls back, the women grasp for an answer, but what they find might be more sinister than they ever imagined. A twisty and tantalizing thriller that will keep you on your toes — literally! Get it from Libro.fm. 11. The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Berkley Length: 9 hours, 30 minutesNarrators: Brian Nishii and Natalie NaudusThe perfect book for any of us experiencing burnout right now (aka everyone). Anna Sun found success as a violinist when a video of her playing went viral, but the pressure has made her unable to play again. When her longtime boyfriend asks for an open relationship, she snaps. Determined to also play the game, she sets out on a one-night stand. But tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep is much more than meets the eye. One night turns into two...then more. When tragedy strikes, Anna and Quan will have to not only fight for their love — but for themselves. Get it from Libro.fm. 12. Black Girls Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen Harper Perennia Length: 9 hours, 52 minutesNarrator: Marcella CoxA warm and moving beginning of a trilogy about friendship, womanhood, and life's biggest challenges. Tabby Walker's life has perfectly fallen into place: an education, a good job as a local reporter, and a paper-perfect boyfriend who is definitely marriage material. But when a devastating diagnosis jeopardizes the next dream on her checklist — children — Tabby has to reprioritize everything. Leaning on her best friends, the wisdom of her grandmother, and the marvels of modern medicine, Tabby fights to salvage her dreams. Listening to this is like spending a wine night with your best friends: full of tears, gossip, and lots of love.Get it from Libro.fm. Have an audiobook you love? Let us know in the comments below!