The Best New Audible Audiobooks by Black Authors | 2021

The Best New Audible Audiobooks by Black Authors | 2021

In the spirit of celebrating Black History Month, the Audio Thicket team has compiled a list of new releases by Black authors. We’ve got a little something for everyone, no matter the genre you love to listen to. Enjoy!
Genre: Literature and Fiction

The Kindest Lie: A Novel

By Nancy Johnson, Narrated by Shayna Small
Tags: AudibleLiterature and Fiction
Details: It’s 2008, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated Black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He’s eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to - and was forced to leave behind - when...
$26.94 $30.79
Genre: Fantasy

Wings of Ebony

By J. Elle, Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Tags: AudibleFantasy
Details: Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will - searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Franki...
$19.84 $22.67
Genre: Literature and Fiction

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel

By Cherie Jones, Narrated by Danielle Vitalis
Tags: AudibleBiography and Memoir
Details: In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister. It’s a cautionary tale, about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers and go into the Baxter’s Tunnels. When she’s grown, Lala lives on the beach with her husband, Adan, a petty criminal with endless charisma whose thwarted burglary of...
$24.94 $28.50
Genre: Biography and Memoir

Ida B. the Queen

By Michelle Duster, Narrated by Michelle Duster
Tags: AudibleBiography and Memoir
Details: Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.Ida B. the Queen tells the awe-inspiring story of an pioneering woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a tr...
$14.88 $17.00
Genre: Thriller and Suspense

Blood Grove

By Walter Mosley, Narrated by Michael Boatman
Tags: AudibleThriller and Suspense
Details: Ezekiel "Easy" Porterhouse Rawlins is an unlicensed private investigator turned hard-boiled detective always willing to do what it takes to get things done in the racially charged, dark underbelly of Los Angeles.  But when Easy is approached by a shell-shocked Vietnam War veteran - a young White man who claims to have gotten into a figh...
$25.94 $29.65
Genre: Mystery

A Glimmer of Death (Odessa Jones Mystery Series Book 1)

By Valerie Wilson Wesley, Narrated by Diana Blue
Tags: AudibleMystery
Details: Until now, Odessa Jones's inherited ability to read emotions and foretell danger has protected her. But second sight didn't warn her she would soon be a widow - and about to lose her home and the catering business she's worked so hard to build. The only things keeping Dessa going are her love for baking and her sometimes-mellow cat, Jun...
$15.30 $17.49
Genre: Science Fiction

Remote Control

By Nnedi Okorafor, Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
Tags: AudibleScience Fiction
Details: The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa­ - a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks - alone, except for her fox companion - searching for the object that came from the...
$9.09 $10.39
Genre: Young Adult

Love Is a Revolution

By Renée Watson, Narrated by Renée Watson
Tags: AudibleYoung Adult
Details: From New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.  When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani’s birthday, she finds herself falli...
$16.99 $19.19
Genre: Literature and Fiction

This Close to Okay: A Novel

By Leesa Cross-Smith, Narrated by Kamali Minter
Tags: AudibleLiterature and Fiction
Details: On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man precariously standing on the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees ...
$25.94 $29.65
Genre: Fantasy

The Gilded Ones: Deathless, Book 1

By Namina Forna, Narrated by Shayna Small
Tags: AudibleFantasy
Details: The start of a bold and immersive West African-inspired feminist fantasy series for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of he...
$33.69 $38.50