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Dec 29, 2015

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Welcome back to the Podcast! We're wrapping up this year in audiobooks with the Best of 2015. We've coalesced this list of top audiobooks based on sales and public response and segmented them by fiction and non-fiction so we can dish it up for you with some color commentary.

You'll recognize several titles on these two lists from previous discussions on the podcast. We talked about Elon Musk in episode 2. Why Not Me, Go Set a Watchman and Girl in the Spider's Web in episode 12. And even though Addy has been struggling to read a Stephen King novel, we got a voicemail from a listener encouraging her to give it another go!

Reflecting back on 2015, we see trends amongst the most popular books. One is gender flipping, such as with Grey by E. L. James, when an author, who has written from one gender’s point of view, writes another novel in the voice of another gender in the original, or a novel that jumps between the point of view of a man and a woman.

Another trend is comedians writing autobiographies, or otherwise works of non-fiction. In addition to Aziz Ansari and Mindy Kaling on the non-fiction list below, 2015 also saw books from David Spade, Rainn Wilson, Tim Hawkins, Amy Poehler, and Judd Apatow. We’re not complaining!

The final trend is similar to the second but even more, indicative of how much our culture is changing. YouTubers and Bloggers are also writing books, which brings us new authors like Miranda Sings, Shane Dawson, and Jenn McAllister, amongst a shocking number of other book deals from the visual internet mediums.

Without further ado, here are the lists! Let's see if they match up with your top 10 of 2015!


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Grey by E.L. James 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

Finder's Keepers by Stephen King

Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison

The Wright Brothers by David McCullogh

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitana by Erik Larson

Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Rimini

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Road to Character by David Brooks

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert

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