A selection of heart-wrenching fiction, terrifying thrillers, interstellar sci-fi and life-changing non-fiction. But don't take it from us: these are the audiobooks our members can't get enough of, in their own words. Browse by genre below.

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1 Philip Pullman
“From start to finish Pullman holds your attention in a vice. I find that I missed a lot of sleep listening to this book telling myself 'just one more chapter!'”
Kevin
Silent Child Sarah A. Denzil
“Silent Child read by the amazing Joanne Froggatt, had me completely riveted from beginning to end. Although eerie and very dark at times, this psychological thriller is an absolute must listen!”
TMichelle
Elon Musk Ashlee Vance
“This man is unstoppable - love him or hate him you will be inspired to take on your dreams. Mr Musk confirms that ANYTHING in life is possible.”
Angela

The Martian Andy Weir
“RC Bray's narration infuses every character with life and identity, coupled with Andy Weir's mix of humour, drama and science, make this for me a high point for the genre and for the audiobook platform as a whole.”
Matthew
Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki
“Loved the delivery of this book, easy to understand and gets you in the right frame of mind for the follow on books.”
Chris
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin
“Why did I wait this long to listen to this masterpiece? I read the book about ten years ago and saw season 1 of GOT. I lost interest after Stark lost his head. Listening to Roy Dotrice brought the characters to life and I can't wait to start book 2.”
Philippa
    • Their Lost Daughters

    • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,061
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059

    Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strange subject

    • By Maryb on 28-08-18
    • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
    • By: Joy Ellis
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Series: Jackman & Evans (Published Order), Book 2, Jackman & Evans (Recommended Listening Order), Book 1
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 14-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245 ratings
    • DI Jackman (himself), ladies and gentlemen...
    • Absolutely perfect! Writing, plot, ending and, most of all, characters. DI Jackman is clever and passionate, a leader for his team in the truest meaning of the word. DS Marie Evans is sensitive and intuitive, she does her job with integrity. Jackman and Evans are the perfect investigative match, and everyone can feel their mutual respect and understanding. I loved everything about this story as much as Richard Armitage's performance, his voice gave life to each different characters; especially, to Jackman, who sounds exactly himself!! Astonishingly rough or tender, given the different situations, but so empathetic and compassionate, almost delicate, when it comes to deal with the victims. Thanks to the author Joy Ellis and to Richard Armitage: another great, talented narration, another amazing leading character to perform!! I'm really looking forward to the next two stories...to discover more about Jackman and Evans. - Rita

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Ready Player One

    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,433
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,325

    It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18
    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18,433 ratings
    • Best audiobook ever
    • I can safely say this is my favourite audiobook. I have listened to it about seven times, three times in a row when I first got it, while going and checking out the songs mentioned. It really gives you a soundtrack to the story. Having never been an avid gamer or particularly into 80's culture, this book kept me captivated from start to finish and has now given me an appreciation for the music and movies of the 80's. I think the story works on so many levels, a game within a game within a game. In a virtual reality utopia, set in a dystopian future, all with an 80's twist. I think its genius. I recently re-listened to the audiobook after being sorely disappointed by the movie adaption. I hope, in the future, they make a trilogy of films or perhaps even a netflix mini series that stays true to the source material and does it justice. Can only hope! - J D

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,211
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,510

    Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Viva Eleanor!

    • By Kaggy on 30-06-17
    • By: Gail Honeyman
    • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 18-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9,211 ratings
    • Wonderful! An exploration of humanity after trauma
    • What a truly sensational story. It had everything I could want in a contemporary novel without, at any point, being predictable or boring. I fell in love with Eleanor right from the off! She's odd, quirky and there is something darkly different about her life that she doesn't share. I love an unreliable narrator and Eleanor is the perfect kind because she doesn't know she's doing it! Cathleen McCarron's narration is divine! She brings Eleanor and the other characters to life so wonderfully. Making your feelings soar in many directions as you feel heartened and heartbroken, elated and afraid. There are no predictable tropes and there are many twists and turns that make you cringe, laugh and cry. This story is so truly fantastic, it is certainly one of the best books I have ever read. just can't gush about my love for this book enough! - Stephibobz

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,890
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,870

    Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry, a lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

    • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 27-02-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5,212 ratings
    • Absolute perfection
    • Stephen fry is fantastic as usual. If you have never read the Sherlock stories before like myself this is a must have. I'm just over half way through and am thoroughly enjoying it. The stories are suspenseful and well written, full of wit and charm that is only accentuated by Stephen Fry's performance. The use of language, although written in the late 19th century, was far less of a barrier than I first expected upon picking up the novels; on the contrary, the books were positively easy to listen to. 'It is elementary, dear Watson' 'On the contrary, it is simplicity itself', 'This is the most singular case I have been presented!' In each case, it puts a smile on my face upon hearing similar phrases as these. That one man could suspend my disbelief so well and so convincingly as Arthur Conan Doyle does, is truly, remarkable. - Joe

    Regular price: £79.99

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,548
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,317
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,303

    The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, unique and full of memories.

    • By Andy on 04-12-16
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 17-11-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3,548 ratings
    • I cried, I got angry and I laughed (out loud) with Trevor. What a story!
    • I've only recently been acquainted with the name, face and talents of Trevor and I'm so glad I am. This story is one that should be titled you cannot make this sh*t up! A tale of depravity, bravery, cunning, wit, disbelief and laughter yet I was right there with every word! Thank you Trevor! You have a new fan! Not a groupie style fan, but a fan of your honesty, talent, resilience and bravery. Your mother and father should be so very proud of your ability to turn such negativity into such a wonderful lesson from Life's university. You have inspired me to finish my damn book. - A

    Regular price: £24.99

    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,867
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140

    A Radio 4 Book Club Selection.

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short Review of Nearly Everything

    • By Roy on 08-08-05
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 21-01-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,867 ratings
    • This is astonishing
    • A fascinating look into the history of the universe, the Earth and life thereon, according to latest knowledge. The two main takeaways from the book are the ludicrously large number of unlikely events that conspired to create our existence here, along with the equally large number of possible things above us, below us and around us which could snuff life out again in an instant. The research was epic and heroic. - Mr H

    Regular price: £20.99