Ultimate Listens. The 50 greatest audiobooks of all time
How do you possibly create a list of just 50 incredible books? We're not going to lie, it's tough. But in the interests of bringing you the must-listens we've drawn on your favourites and our favourites for the most gripping, chilling, inspiring and heartbreaking books. From classic novels to murder-mysteries and a good dose of children's literature these are the audiobooks and podcasts you'll want to listen to again and again.

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Narrated by: Stephen Fry
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Narrated by: Michelle Obama
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Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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Narrated by: Geoff White
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Narrated by: Jon Ronson
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Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
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Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
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Narrated by: David Attenborough
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Narrated by: Nigel Planer
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Narrated by: John Sackville
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Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
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Narrated by: Michael Palin
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Narrated by: Tom Conti
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Narrated by: Bill Bryson
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Narrated by: David Baddiel
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Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
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Narrated by: Richard Armitage
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