Best Audiobooks 2013

Here are 20 must-have titles for teens and tweens.

Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles
Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World by Sid Fleischman
Son by Lois Lowry
Splendors & Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart by Walter Dean Myers
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fox Forever by Mary E Pearson
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The selections were chosen for their outstanding text, narration, sound quality, and how well the audio enhances listeners’ appreciation of the written work. The titles span a broad spectrum of literary styles and many of them have received awards in print and/or audio format.

According to Phyllis Levy Mandell (School Library Journal November 2013).

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