Hello, Beautiful Listens! Meet Audiobook Demand with NEW 2023 CD Drop-Ins!

By Jennifer Rubins | August 1 2023 | Audiobook News

Librarians and patrons asked. . . and you know we are always listening! From the breakout bestsellers already topping the high holds list like Oprah’s 100th Book Club pick, Hello Beautiful, and the hotly anticipated new Apple+ TV show, Lessons in Chemistry (series debuts October 13), to forthcoming fall titles that are perfect for that morning commute or road trip (hello, holiday travel—just around the corner!), these CDs deserve the shelf space in your library to help listeners reach their 2023 reading goals. Don’t miss these NEW late summer and fall 2023 CD drop-ins from Books on Tape below. Check out our full collection of 2023 audiobooks on CD here.

Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club)
A Novel

Read by Maura Tierney

CD on sale August 1st 

“Maura Tierney brings understated warmth to Napolitano’s story about the enduring bonds of family. . . Her precise yet gentle narration works with Napolitano’s prose, creating an immersive listening experience.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

Lessons in Chemistry
A Novel

Read by Miranda Raison

Includes an Interview with the Author and Pandora Sykes

CD on sale August 8th

“Miranda Raison delivers a spirited performance of Garmus’s inventive debut novel. . . Absolutely fabulous as Chef Zott, Raison also wonderfully portrays Garmus’s delightful cast of secondary characters.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Raison’s pinpoint narration places the listener in the front row of the studio audience.”—AudioFile


A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)

Read by Ari Fliakos

CD on sale September 19th 

The acclaimed audiobook narrator of The Nix returns to read Nathan Hill’s eagerly awaited next novel about marriage, the often baffling pursuit of health and happiness, and the stories that bind us together.

Previous audio praise for The Nix by Nathan Hill read by Ari Fliakos:

“The inspired pairing of one of the most promising novelists in years with a gifted narrator who brings intelligence, humor, and immediacy to every word makes for a rare listening treat.”—AudioFile Earphones Award


“In the performance Olympics that are audiobooks, narrator Fliakos deserves a gold medal for his incredible vocal interpretations.”—Booklist, starred review

Be Useful
Seven Tools for Life

Written and read by  Arnold Schwarzenegger

CD on sale October 10th 

The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life—distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone.


An American Fight Against Fascism

Written and read by Rachel Maddow

CD on sale October 17th

Previously a GRAMMY Winner Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook narration of Blowout, Rachel Maddow is back behind the mic.

In PREQUEL, she traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.

The World of Eragon

Read by Gerard Doyle with a note read by the Author 

CD on sale November 7th

Previous series audio praise:

“Look out, Jim Dale! Gerard Doyle’s narration of Eragon gives the Harry Potter series a strong rival.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Thanks to Doyle’s superlative British-accented narration, this sweeping epic soars.”—Booklist, starred review (Eragon)

Age 12 and up

The Mystery Guest
A Maid Novel

Read by Lauren Ambrose

CD on sale November 28th 

A new mess. A new mystery. It’s up to Molly the maid to uncover the truth, no matter how dirty, in this standalone novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid, a Good Morning America Book Club pick.


Previous audio praise for The Maid

“Ambrose’s narration is ‘perfection’”—AudioFile Earphones Award

“Narrator Lauren Ambrose delivers a pitch-perfect performance of Molly and the interesting cast of characters that populates this upscale hotel.”—Booklist