Adult Audiobooks for Young Adults
School is back in session and you’re looking for a book not on your assigned reading list, the library has you covered with a selection of adult audiobooks for young adults!
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
A story that depicts August and her three friends as the come of age in Brooklyn in the 1960s and ’70s in a novel that will resonate with Woodson’s teen fans.
Armada by Ernest Cline
Like his first, Ready Player One, this is read by Wil Wheaton and pits teenage heroes against evil in the video-game universes with Wheaton adding humor and heart-warming moments through the action and pop-culture references.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
Read by King, teens will enjoy his short story collection filled with his signature humor and horror as well as his notes of inspiration for each tale.
End of Watch by Stephen King
Mixes teen protagonists with a psychopathic killer who uses mind control and a malevolent hand-held computer devices to make this a winner read by Will Patton, who provides a chilling listen.
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Robin Miles, who also reads Another Brooklyn, does it in such a way that she is able to evoke time and place bringing to life the inspiring stories of the female African American mathematicians who helped the U.S. attain air superiority in WWII and during the space race.
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
A trio of narrators are employed to bring to life these harrowing, fact-based stories of three women – an American socialite, a German doctor, and a Polish teenager – intertwined at the Ravensbruck concentration camp.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Set in 1940s occupied France, this action-packed story follows two sisters invovled in the French Resistance. Polly Stone’s terrific performance immerses listeners in this dangerous time and place.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Emma Thompson delivers a haunting performance of this classic making it a riveting listening experience as she captures the story’s intensity, emotions and nightmares.