This year has already seen some pretty major works – an instantly famous memoir (from arguably the most famous FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover), a true crime tome that may have helped nab the Golden State Killer, and a novel so beautiful it seemed to be delivered directly from the gods. And we’re only just getting started. Our team of editors have passionately debated which of their favorites just had to make the cut, and a few even got in front of the mic to talk about why their picks are the best of the year (so far). This being Audible, we’ve also teased out some of the most standout audio moments of 2018. Pop in your headphones and take a listen. We hope you love what you hear. —Courtney, Audible Editor
Editors Rachael, Rachel, and Lavina talk about what makes Educated a “best” pick.
Editor Courtney makes the case for Kick Ass as a (more affordable) life coach.

The Best Audio Moments of 2018 (So Far)

These are the listens that made us hit rewind again and again--just to hear that part one more time.
The distinctly Irish seaside soundscape sets the tone for this unforgettable listening experience.
Frank explains why Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is “punk.”
In a dynamic moment emblematic of Creative Quest, Questlove goes off-script for a moment to make a quick phone call.
The sense of profound loss is palpable in Bahni Turpin’s depiction of the two distinct voices as they discuss what’s to come.
The titular character shows his virtuosity in taking on different voices – and different identities.

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  • West Cork
  • The distinctly Irish seaside soundscape sets the tone for this unforgettable listening experience.
  • The Music Shop
  • Frank explains why Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is “punk.”
  • Creative Quest
  • In a dynamic moment emblematic of Creative Quest, Questlove goes off-script for a moment to make a quick phone call.
  • Children of Blood and Bone
  • The sense of profound loss is palpable in Bahni Turpin’s depiction of the two distinct voices as they discuss what’s to come.
  • Harry Clarke
  • The titular character shows his virtuosity in taking on different voices – and different identities.
Editors Emily and Katie get on the phone to talk up Obsidio.
Editors Katie, Kyle, and Lavina espouse the political memoir they never expected to love so much.
Hear how Kyle, Laura, and Kat react to these unbelievable truths of injustice in the American South.
Rachael, Rachel, and Michael discuss the poignant beauty of a beautifully captured moment in time.