51 Bestselling Audio Books Summer 2016

51 Bestselling Audio Books Summer 2016

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Summer is a time for vacations and road trips.  Road trips can be so much fun and adventurous, but also long periods of sitting in a car wishing you could find a good radio station.

Summer is also a time to catch up on your reading wish list.

I used to think that listening to a audio book was cheating, but when you become a parent, all of your rules and preconceived notions go right out the window.

Now that I am a parent, I find it really hard to find time to read and I really miss it.

Recently, I went on a road trip to Arizona to visit family. I decided to go to a used bookstore in Tucson called Bookman’s.  Bookman’s is one of my favorite bookstores ever, and I decided while I was there to look for a audio book for the ride home.  The amount of books on cd to choose from was a little overwhelming.  I ended up choosing a book called The Snowman that turns out is not what I would have picked if I had done a little research before.

Being stuck in a car with bad radio reception and a super scary and vulgar thriller (okay…I’m a scaredy cat), is what led to me compiling the following list.

If you are going on a trip, or just looking for a book to listen to while doing chores around the house; check out the list below.  It is a report of the bestselling books on CD through Amazon as of June 2016.  Apparently a few are so popular they show up in multiple genres!

Enjoy!

A printable version of this list can be found in the Free Library.  Don’t have access to the library already?  Just subscribe to get access.

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Amazon Bestsellers Books on CD

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  1. Living Language Spanish, Complete Edition:  Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning by Living Language
  2. North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live! by Paula Poundstone

  3. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

  4. Crisis of Character:  A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate by Gary J. Byrne
  5. Devotions from Priscilla Shirer – Audio CD Volume 1 by Priscilla Shirer

Bestselling Biographies & Memories

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  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  2. Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies:  The Patriots by Bill O’Reilly
  3. The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  4. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  5. The Day the President was Shot by Bill O’Reilly

Bestselling Christian Fiction Books

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

  1. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  Dramatization by Focus on the Family.
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  3. The Legend of Squanto.  Radio Theater produced by Focus on the Family
  4. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  5. Oliver Twist.  Radio Theater produces by Focus on the Family

Bestselling Children’s Audio Books

The Ultimate Road Trip: Family Vacation Collection. Adventures in Odyssey

  1. The Ultimate Road Trip:  Family Vacation Collection  by Adventures in Odyssey Team
  2. The Roald Dahl Audio Collection:  Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, Fantastic M r. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile & The Magic Finger
  3. The BFG (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Roald Dahl
  4. Magic Tree House Collection:  Books 1-8 by Mary Pope Osborne
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J.K. Rowling

Bestselling Children’s Classics

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  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  Radio Theatre produced by Focus on the Family
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.  Radio Theatre.
  3. Little House in the Big Woods Unabridged by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Unabridged by C.S. Lewis
  5. The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites by Dr. Seuss

Bestselling Classics

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  1. Mark Twain Audio CD Collection by Mark Twain
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  3. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  Dramatization by Focus on the Family.
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  5. Great Classic Stories:  22 Unabridged Classics  produced by BBC Audio

Bestselling Fiction & Literature

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  1. Cross Kill:  An Alex Cross Story by James Patterson
  2. End of Watch by Stephen King
  3. The Pursuit:  An Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich
  4. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  5. The Emperor’s Revenge (The Oregon Files) by Clive Cussler

Bestselling History

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  1. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  2. Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies:  The Patriots by Bill O’Reilly
  3. The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  4. Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly
  5. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly

Bestselling Mysteries & Thrillers

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  1. The Pursuit:  An Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich
  2. The Black Widow by Daniel Silva
  3. Cross Kill:  An Alex Cross Story by James Patterson
  4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. The Target by David Baldacci

Bestselling Radio Shows

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

  1. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  Dramatization by Focus on the Family.
  2. The Road Home:  News from Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keiller
  3. Head Over H eels by Adventures in Odyssey Team
  4. The Adventure Begins:  The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series) by Adventures in Odyssey Team
  5. Summer:  Stories from the Collection News from Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keiller

Bestselling Romance

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  1. The Pursuit:  An Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich
  2. Three Sisters Island CD Collection:  Dance Upon the Air, Heaven and Earth, Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
  3. Curious Minds:  A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich
  4. Catherine Coulter – FBI Series Collection:  Split Second, Backfire, and Bombshell
  5. Island of Glass (Guardians Trilogy) by Nora Roberts to be released December 6, 2016

Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy

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  1. Battlefield Earth:  A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard
  2. A Game of Thrones:  A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  3. The Tenth Doctor – Time Reaver (Doctor Who) by Jenny T. Colgan
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  5. The Tenth Doctor – Death and the Queen (Doctor Who) by James Goss

Check some of the books on your summer reading wish list off!

I personally have a pretty big list of books I would like to complete this summer, but my hubby and I have also decided to tackle some pretty big projects around the house.  Now I can listen and work at the same time!  I hope it helps you too.  This list can also help to keep kids entertained during long road trips.

Do you enjoy listening to books on CD?  Share your favorites and why in the comment section below.

 

 



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