Listen to January 2023 LibraryReads on Audio

By Jennifer Rubins | December 19 2022 | Audiobook News

Kick off the new year right and keep your TBR pile from toppling over thanks to audiobooks! Here is what YOU, our trusted librarians, voted as your top reads for January—and they are winning listens, as well. Listen to clips below to hear why—and view our collection of BOT LibraryReads picks (of all time!) here. View the full list of January 2023 LibraryReads picks here.


How to Sell a Haunted House

Read by Jay Aaseng and Mikhaila Aaseng

Scary stories are best told aloud, no? Enjoy two narrators tell New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix’s take on the haunted house in a thrilling new novel that explores the way your past—and your family—can haunt you like nothing else.

Back in a Spell

Read by Carlotta Brentan

“Narrator Carlotta Brentan brings the entire cast of characters to life by deploying different voices and mannerisms for each. Her portrayal of the undeniable connection between Nina and Morty is especially affecting. Listeners looking for romance that also shows personal growth will enjoy, as Harper focuses not only on romantic love but also on platonic love between friends. VERDICT Harper’s thoughtful yet action-packed story is a must-add to any romance collection.”—Library Journal starred review

Bad Cree
A Novel

Read by Tanis Parenteau

“Tanis Parenteau leaps right into narrating this chilling debut horror novel. . . each loving relative comes alive through Parenteau’s textured voice, rich characterizations, and skill with the Cree language.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

The Bandit Queens
A Novel

Read by Soneela Nankani

A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful—until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands—in this razor-sharp debut read by Soneela Nankani, who was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile in 2021.

“Soneela Nankani’s lilting voice turns this genre-bending novel–part comedy/part mystery–into an exciting adventure.”—AudioFile

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries

Read by Ell Potter and Michael Dodds

“Potter’s characterization of Emily as an obstinate British scholar and reluctant heroine is spot-on. Her unique voices for secondary characters, with Dodds’s assistance, add to this thoroughly engaging listen.”—AudioFile

Exes and O's

Read by Natalie Naudus

“Narrator Natalie Naudus seamlessly shifts from sarcastic and silly to sultry and sensual. Her playful performance creates an engaging listening experience and gives unique voices to the diverse and well-developed cast of characters. VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced roommates rom-com that is sexy and sweet. Recommended for fans of Alisha Rai, Andie J. Christopher, and Helen Hoang.”—Library Journal starred review

“Narrator Natalie Naudus brings this contemporary romance to life with an upbeat tone and perfect pacing.”—AudioFile

The House in the Pines
Reese's Book Club (A Novel)

Read by Marisol Ramirez

“It’s a frightening premise, and listeners will be glued to their headphones.”—Booklist

“Narrator Marisol Ramirez gives a pleasing steady performance in this story of love, manipulation, and death. . . Ramirez enhances the audiobook, strengthening characters and their dialogue.”—AudioFile