It is that time of year when all sorts of publications produce Top 10 lists, and book reviewers are no exception. I took a look at several Top 10 Books of 2008 lists and checked to see which books have been released on CD. Here's my list and, amazingly, there are 10 books on it! Here they are, in no particular order.

1. A Mercy by Toni Morrison


2. The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust

3. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

4. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer

5. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

6. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gorden-Reed

7. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan

8. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs

9. The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.

10. The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

You can also check out AudioFile's top 10 lists for 2008, which include a variety of categories. Performances would have influenced these lists.