1. The Odyssey Award
Not only does the site have the lists of winning titles and honor audiobooks since the inception of the award, you can read about the criteria under Policies and Procedures. Take a long look at the evaluative criteria/guidelines. They might serve as part of a lesson in how to read critically.
2. Amazing Audiobooks
This is a longer list of audiobooks for young adults. There is a Top Ten List, too, to help you narrow down should you like. There are 15 years of lists here.
3. Notable Children's Recordings
Looking for audiobooks for younger listeners? Here are lists of recordings for elementary kids up to 14 year olds. Best bet? Look for the overlaps among Odyssey, Amazing Audiobooks, and Notable Children's Recordings.
A free Webpass means you can explore the reviews and recommendations of this journal which includes titles for school aged listeners and adults as well. Check out the Earphones Award winners each month, too.
While this is a subscriber online journal, you can access various blogs from this home page. Audiobooker by Mary Burkey will be an apt guide for you as you are developing your "ears."
I will return to this topic down the road. I want to talk about NF audiobooks and the special challenges they face when taking text into audio. In the meantime, you can enjoy audio in the car, on the jogging trail, around the house, and in your life.