So many more to note, but if you start here, you won't stop!
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, performed by Cherry Jones
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, performed by Graeme Malcolm
(Why two Kate DiCamillo's? They're both quite different but equally perfect for audio: beautifully turned phrases and sheer joy in the sound of language abounds.)
Middle Readers/Young Adults
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, performed by Jim Dale
Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, performed by Tom Parks
The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons, read by Kaye Gibbons
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, performed by Joel Johntone and Debra Wiseman
All the Selected Shorts collections from NPR. Special mentions: Alec Baldwin reading Tim O'Brien's "Speaking of Courage", Joel Grey reading Ha Jin's "Saboteur", and Jane Curtin reading Gail Godwin's "St. George".
Go get any of these from the library and seek your own favorites: They are truly stellar.
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie, performed by Aasif Mandvi
Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie, performed by Sherman Alexie
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, performed by Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, and Richard Ferrone
Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath, performed by Charles Kahlenberg
The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard, performed by Brendon Burchard
MFB, and happy listening!
p.s. Now hop on over to Devourer of Books for excellent tips on getting started with audio books!