Random House Audio Listening Library

Staff Picks

Hostage, by Elie Wiesel, read by Mark Bramhall and translated by Catherine Temerson

“Wiesel takes us on a journey through dream, memory, and especially storytelling in Hostage . . . He continues to remind us of the brilliant possibilities of the philosophical and political novel.” -Starred review, Kirkus


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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and read by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne

“An irresistible summer thriller with a twisting plot worthy of Alfred Hitchcock. Burrowing deep into the murkiest corners of the human psyche, this delectable summer read will give you the creeps and keep you on edge until the last page.” —People (four stars)


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Yes, Chef, written and read by Marcus Samuelsson

“The pleasures of this memoir are numerous. Marcus Samuelsson’s life, like his cooking, reflects splendidly multicultural influences and educations, and he writes about it all with an abundance of flavor and verve. A delicious read.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


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WILD by Cheryl Strayed and narrated by Bernadette Dunne

The Oprah’s Book Club 2.0™ first selection!
“Spectacular. Wild is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival. . . . . Strayed’s load is both literal and metaphorical—so heavy that she staggers beneath its weight. . . . Often when narratives are structured [...]


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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and read by Wil Wheaton

“Is there such a thing as the perfect marriage between author and reader? I think I found it in Ernest Cline’s dystopian comic adventure novel, ‘Ready Player One.’”
—John Schwartz, The New York Times


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The Newlyweds Written by Nell Freudenberger

“Wise, timely, ripe with humor and complexity, The Newlyweds is one of the most believable love stories of our young century.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story


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The Expats by Chris Pavone

“Brilliant, insanely clever, and delectably readable. . . . Pavone displays the best characteristics of the form.” —Library Journal (starred review)


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The Orphan Master’s Son

“This will be one of the most-talked about listens of the year.”
-Random House Audio Associate


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A Game of Thrones

“it’s such an epic listen!”
-Ebony, Random House Audio Marketing


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Thrilling!

I really liked The Snowman, I really LOVED The Leopard!
–Dennis, Online Marketing


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