Something that has always drawn me to the audio format is the intimacy of storytelling. Whether an author is sharing their own personal memories or a narrator takes on the persona of someone else, there is nothing quite like listening to someone share their story with you. These are some of our favorite books that were read by the author and some stand-out narrators from 2014.

What were your favorite audiobooks from 2014?


Read by the Author:

One of my most favorite aspects about the audio format is the ability for someone to literally tell you their story. I love reading biographies and memoirs, and audio truly makes this genre come to life. Neil Patrick Harris, written by the one and only NPH, is written in the style of the Choose Your Own Adventure series – a really unique concept that’s brought to life through audio. Plus, bonus material is included!

The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen

Carsick by John Waters

Everybody’s Got Something by Robin Roberts

Hard Choices by Hilary Clinton

Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

I Must Say by Martin Short

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cummings

The Universal Tone by Carlos Santana

Yes Please by Amy Poehler



These are some stand-out narrators from 2014, including, the beloved narrator of Fangirl and Eleanor & Park: Rebecca Lowman. Lowman most recently narrated Landline, The Girls from Corona del Mar and Leaving Time. One of the most distinguished narrators out there is Edward Hermann, narrator of Unbroken, who also narrated the Young Readers Edition of Unbroken. Who would you add to the list?

Edoardo Ballerini

Scott Brick

Cassandra Campbell

Dion Graham

George Guidall

Edward Herrmann

Kirby Heyborne

Rebecca Lowman

Davina Porter

Simon Prebble

Simon Vance


If you missed our other Best of Lists, you can view them here:

Best of Fiction

Best of Non-Fiction

Best of Kids & Teens


Check out some other Best of 2014 lists:




Library Journal

Library Reads



Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal