Bestis a small word with big implications. What does it take to be the best here at Audible? The best must be more than just a great piece of written work; it also must be an experience that is elevated by the audio performance, one that delights customers and editors alike. The best tells a story that educates, entertains, and enlightens listeners, or expresses the zeitgeist—often all of the above. What follows are selections our editors sweated and argued over, listened and re-listened to, and talked endlessly about to finally determine the best. We couldn’t have gotten here without you: the customers. Your feedback figures prominently into what content makes the cut. We’re so excited to honor these excellent works—and for you to discover (or re-discover) them.