Last year I was very excited to partner with AudioFile Magazine to draw attention to their Best Audiobooks of the Year (2016). So I was glad that they contacted me again this year to run a similar post!
For those of you who are not aware of AudioFile Magazine, it's a great resource to keep you up-to-date on all the latest audiobook news, complete with reviews that focus both on a book's content and its narrator--because we all know a very important part of how much you enjoy a audiobook is how much you enjoy its narrator's voice and style!
I also love AudioFile Magazine because they're an independent reviewer--too many review sources these days are owned by conglomerates*. So, without further adieu, here are their suggestions for BEST NONFICTION AUDIOBOOKS OF 2017. The links go to the AudioFile reviews of each title. (Want to see their entire list? Go to their AudioFile Best Audiobooks list.)
CAESAR'S LAST BREATH by Sam Kean, read by Ben Sullivan
DRAFT NO. 4 by John McPhee, read by John McPhee
FINISH by Jon Acuff, read by Jon Acuff
I CAN'T BREATHE by Matt Taibbi, read by Dominic Hoffman
LETTERS TO A YOUNG WRITER by Colum McCann, read by Colum McCann
THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE by Meik Wiking, read by Meik Wiking
THE MEANING OF MICHELLE by Veronica Chambers [Ed.], read by January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi
OPTION B by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, read by Elisa Donovan
OWN IT by Sallie Krawcheck, read by Ellen Archer, Sallie Krawcheck
THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS by Paula Poundstone, read by Paula Poundstone**
WORD BY WORD by Kory Stamper, read by Kory Stamper
What a list. DO check some of these titles out, and DEFINITELY check out AudioFile Magazine!
*Ahem. I'm looking at you, GoodReads, also known as "Yet another way Amazon collects info on people."
**I look at a lot of nonfiction book news, and nowhere else this year did I see that Poundstone had a new book out. I like Paula Poundstone, so yay on AudioFile Magazine for bringing this title to my attention!