Audio in Advance

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter, or contact LJ’s Media Editor, Stephanie Klose, via email or on Twitter @sklose.

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.

New series from Rachel Hartman & Tamora Pierce | YA

Rachel Hartman launches a new series set in Goredd and Tamora Pierce tells the story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall.

Missing Persons | Stephanie’s Picks

February mysteries and thrillers featuring someone (or someones) going missing

Megan Frazer Blakemore, Vashti Harrison, & Margaret Peterson Haddix | Middle Grade

An illustrated group biography of exceptional black women, series installments from Blakemore and Haddix, and a biography of Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters.

Audiobook Memoirs Publishing in February

Personal stories of near-death experiences, survivalist upbringings, and a quest for a mother’s history

Memoirs of Family, Harassment, & Black Lives Matter | January Nonfiction on Audio

Highly anticipated memoirs include those from Rose McGowan, Anne Fadiman, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Ralph Ellison, Lauren Willig, & an Icelandic Bestseller | January Fiction on Audio

Audiobooks publishing in January include a posthumous story collection from Denis Johnson and new work from Lauren Willig

Highly Anticipated Fiction by Women Publishing in January | Stephanie’s Picks

Bonds between sisters, a woman trying to end her eternal life, and a meet-cute that leads to love

Maureen Johnson Launches a Mystery Series | YA Audiobooks Publishing in January

Dark fairy tales, twisty mysteries, and a nonfiction account of the influenza pandemic of 1918

Black Panther, Harley Quinn, & Mel Blanc | Middle Grade Audiobooks Publishing in January

Alternate histories featuring Abraham Lincoln and Abigail Adams, plus new adventures of Black Panther and Harley Quinn