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Bestselling Books of 2017

As the year draws to a close, it's only fitting that we round-up the audiobooks topping the 2017 charts. From Stephen Fry's impeccably performed Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection to debut crime sensation The Girl Before and Robert Webb's hilarious and heartbreaking How Not to Be a Boy, 2017 has been a hell of a year for audiobooks. If you want to browse the definitive list of the most popular book releases of 2017, you've come to the right place. Click the tabs to scroll through the year's best sellers and browse the top titles from previous years.

Best-selling Audiobooks of 2016

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
    by Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    Narrated by Stephen Fry
    4.80 (4558 ratings)
    Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now 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, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.
  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
    by Jon Ronson
    Narrated by Jon Ronson
    4.40 (3997 ratings)
    Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.
  • Norse Mythology
    by Neil Gaiman
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman
    4.50 (4833 ratings)
    The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.
  • The Girl Before
    by JP Delaney
    Narrated by Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
    4.30 (5187 ratings)
    Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.
  • Origin
    by Dan Brown
    Narrated by Paul Michael
    4.20 (4130 ratings)
    The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.
  • Mythos
    by Stephen Fry
    Narrated by Stephen Fry
    4.70 (4703 ratings)

    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Read by Eddie Redmayne
    by J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
    Narrated by Eddie Redmayne
    4.50 (1731 ratings)
    A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume 1
    by Philip Pullman
    Narrated by Michael Sheen
    4.80 (5013 ratings)
    Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....
  • The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
    by Mel Robbins
    Narrated by Mel Robbins
    4.60 (2473 ratings)
    How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?
  • How Not to Be a Boy
    by Robert Webb
    Narrated by Robert Webb
    4.70 (3312 ratings)
    Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.
  • Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions
    by Russell Brand
    Narrated by Russell Brand
    4.60 (1340 ratings)
    This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.
  • Silent Child: Audible's Thriller of 2017
    by Sarah A. Denzil
    Narrated by Joanne Froggatt
    4.40 (4314 ratings)
    Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.
  • Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
    by Tony Robbins
    Narrated by Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
    4.50 (1022 ratings)
    After interviewing 50 of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the number-one New York Times best seller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.
  • Into the Water
    by Paula Hawkins
    Narrated by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge, Laura Aikman
    3.80 (1697 ratings)
    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, read by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge and Laura Aikman. The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times Number One best seller and global phenomenon. In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.
  • Money: Know More, Make More, Give More.
    by Rob Moore
    Narrated by Rob Moore
    4.60 (1985 ratings)
    Money is a game you can win. First, understand the rules. True financial independence provides the opportunity to use money the way you'd like, look after your family and plan for your future. This book explains how money works, how to understand it better and how to protect it once your bank balance starts growing
  • Sometimes I Lie
    by Alice Feeney
    Narrated by Stephanie Racine
    4.20 (1996 ratings)
    "My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. I'm in a coma. My husband doesn't love me anymore. Sometimes I lie." Unnerving, twisted and utterly compelling, you won't be able to put this new thriller down. Set to be the most talked about book in 2017, it's perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl on the Train and The Widow.
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
    by Gail Honeyman
    Narrated by Cathleen McCarron
    4.70 (7252 ratings)
    Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. 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. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....
  • Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel: The Dark Artifices, Book 1
    by Cassandra Clare
    Narrated by Morena Baccarin
    4.00 (740 ratings)
    It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....
  • Artemis
    by Andy Weir
    Narrated by Rosario Dawson
    4.30 (5017 ratings)
    Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.
  • Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
    by Eddie Izzard
    Narrated by Eddie Izzard
    4.60 (1464 ratings)
    The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.
  • I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
    by Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    Narrated by Kevin Hart
    4.70 (3633 ratings)
    Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
  • My Not So Perfect Life
    by Sophie Kinsella
    Narrated by Fiona Hardingham
    4.40 (1523 ratings)
    Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a supercool Instagram feed. Okay, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, she has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren't they? Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her megasuccessful boss, Demeter, gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered.
  • The Keeper of Lost Things
    by Ruth Hogan
    Narrated by Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
    4.30 (2017 ratings)
    Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant, Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
  • The Midnight Line: Jack Reacher, Book 22
    by Lee Child
    Narrated by Jeff Harding
    4.30 (1733 ratings)
    Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.
  • Alien: River of Pain: An Audible Original Drama
    by Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    Narrated by Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, Alexander Siddig, Marc Warren, Michelle Ryan, William Hope
    4.50 (2464 ratings)
    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.
  • The Girlfriend
    by Michelle Frances
    Narrated by Antonia Beamish
    4.20 (1515 ratings)
    Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a 23-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart, but she hasn't had the same opportunities as Daniel. And she wants Laura's life. Cherry comes to the family wide-eyed and wants to be welcomed with open arms, but Laura suspects she's not all that she seems.
  • For We Are Many: Bobiverse, Book 2
    by Dennis E. Taylor
    Narrated by Ray Porter
    4.70 (3781 ratings)
    Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.
  • The X-Files: Cold Cases
    by Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
    Narrated by David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Willliam B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood
    4.10 (1076 ratings)
    Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.
  • The Break
    by Marian Keyes
    Narrated by Aoife McMahon
    4.30 (1648 ratings)
    The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.
  • Oathbringer: The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
    by Brandon Sanderson
    Narrated by Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    4.80 (2136 ratings)
    From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.
  • Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama
    by Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
    Narrated by Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, Owen Teale
    4.50 (852 ratings)
    Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.
  • The World's Worst Children 2
    by David Walliams
    Narrated by David Walliams, Morgana Robinson, Nitin Ganatra, James Goode
    4.60 (461 ratings)
    The brilliant follow-up to David Walliams' best seller The World's Worst Children! Ten more stories about a brand-new gang of hilariously horrible kids from everyone's favourite children's author. If you thought you had heard about the world's worst children already, you're in for a rather nasty shock. The beastly boys and gruesome girls in this book are even ruder, even more disgusting and WORSE than you could ever imagine!
  • Children of Time
    by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Narrated by Mel Hudson
    4.50 (2281 ratings)
    Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.
  • How to be Champion: An Autobiography
    by Sarah Millican
    Narrated by Sarah Millican
    4.70 (1592 ratings)
    Part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut audiobook delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom postdivorce.
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
    by David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
    Narrated by Saul Reichlin
    4.10 (1150 ratings)
    The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.
  • A Legacy of Spies
    by John le Carré
    Narrated by Tom Hollander
    4.50 (950 ratings)
    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, is living out his old age on the family farmstead in Brittany when a letter summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.
  • The Child
    by Fiona Barton
    Narrated by Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Steven Pacey
    4.50 (3192 ratings)
    When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.
  • The Word Is Murder
    by Anthony Horowitz
    Narrated by Rory Kinnear
    4.50 (1706 ratings)
    A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.
  • Murder on the Orient Express: An Audible Original Drama
    by Agatha Christie
    Narrated by Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, Paterson Joseph, Rula Lenska, Art Malik, Eddie Marsan, Sophie Okonedo, Walles Hamonde
    4.50 (1292 ratings)
    What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.
  • The Thirst: Harry Hole, Book 11
    by Jo Nesbo
    Narrated by Sean Barrett
    4.60 (1062 ratings)
    A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.
  • Lies
    by T. M. Logan
    Narrated by Leighton Pugh
    4.10 (1153 ratings)
    Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.
  • A Column of Fire: The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
    by Ken Follett
    Narrated by John Lee
    4.60 (1068 ratings)
    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.
  • The Furthest Station: A PC Peter Grant Novella
    by Ben Aaronovitch
    Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    4.60 (1437 ratings)
    The Furthest Station is Ben Aaronovitch's first PC Grant novella...and there's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....
  • What Happened
    by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Narrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    4.50 (743 ratings)
    For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.
  • All These Worlds: Bobiverse, Book 3
    by Dennis E. Taylor
    Narrated by Ray Porter
    4.70 (3392 ratings)
    Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.
  • He Said/She Said
    by Erin Kelly
    Narrated by Jonathan Broadbent, Helen Johns
    4.20 (864 ratings)
    In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend, Kit, call the police, and in that moment it is not only the victim's life that is changed forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something - and someone - is always in the dark....
  • White Silence: Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
    by Jodi Taylor
    Narrated by Kate Scarfe
    4.10 (1150 ratings)
    Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.
  • No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
    by Lee Child
    Narrated by Kerry Shale
    4.20 (609 ratings)
    Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex-military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. A brand-new novella, Too Much Time, is included, as are those previously published only in ebook form: Second Son, James Penney's New Identity, Guy Walks into a Bar, and Deep Down.
  • Munich
    by Robert Harris
    Narrated by David Rintoul
    4.30 (853 ratings)
    Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.
  • The Silent Wife
    by Kerry Fisher
    Narrated by Emma Spurgin-Hussey
    4.40 (1073 ratings)
    Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....
  • James Acaster's Classic Scrapes
    by James Acaster
    Narrated by James Acaster
    4.60 (1665 ratings)
    James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central. But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor midflight or hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.
  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food
    by Yahtzee Croshaw
    Narrated by Yahtzee Croshaw
    4.50 (1794 ratings)
    Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!
  • SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2
    by Craig Alanson
    Narrated by R.C. Bray
    4.70 (1718 ratings)
    Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.
  • Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
    by Sir Richard Branson
    Narrated by Steve West
    4.70 (781 ratings)
    Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.
  • Extracted: Extracted, Book 1
    by R. R. Haywood
    Narrated by Carl Prekopp
    4.50 (1761 ratings)
    In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.
  • Need You Dead: Roy Grace, Book 13
    by Peter James
    Narrated by Daniel Weyman
    4.50 (1137 ratings)
    Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene.
  • The Dead Zone
    by Stephen King
    Narrated by James Franco
    4.50 (1073 ratings)
    Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up, life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....
  • Principles: Life and Work
    by Ray Dalio
    Narrated by Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
    4.60 (860 ratings)
    Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
  • The Sixth Window: DCI Tom Douglas
    by Rachel Abbott
    Narrated by Rachel Atkins
    4.50 (1070 ratings)
    Eighteen months after Natalie Gray loses her husband, Bernie, in a horrific hit and run accident, she finds love with his best friend, Ed Cooper, and moves into his home with her teenage daughter, Scarlett. But she begins to suspect Ed has a dark side - and even darker intentions. Natalie must get her troubled child to a safer place, but when Scarlett starts to hear voices coming from the empty apartment next door it seems she has unwittingly moved them into the heart of danger.
  • Cast Iron: Enzo Macleod, Book 6
    by Peter May
    Narrated by Peter Forbes
    4.30 (688 ratings)

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box.

  • The Monster Collection
    by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maria Mellins, Peter Howell
    Narrated by Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, Rachel Atkins
    4.60 (376 ratings)
    Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
    by Elly Griffiths
    Narrated by Jane McDowell
    4.40 (807 ratings)
    Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.
  • Good Me Bad Me
    by Ali Land
    Narrated by Hannah Murray
    4.30 (1272 ratings)
    Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....
  • Then She Was Gone
    by Lisa Jewell
    Narrated by Gabrielle Glaister
    4.60 (2720 ratings)
    A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.
  • Paradise: Expeditionary Force, Book 3
    by Craig Alanson
    Narrated by R.C. Bray
    4.80 (2139 ratings)
    While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.
  • Out of Practice: The Larkford Series, Book 1
    by Penny Parkes
    Narrated by Anna Bentinck
    4.40 (707 ratings)
    Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House.
  • The Bone Field: The heart-stopping new thriller
    by Simon Kernick
    Narrated by Paul Thornley
    4.30 (719 ratings)
    A new twist to a decades old mystery. 1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand. She is never seen again. 2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead. So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....
  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    by Brené Brown
    Narrated by Brené Brown
    4.70 (778 ratings)
    'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation.
  • The Heart's Invisible Furies
    by John Boyne
    Narrated by Stephen Hogan
    4.80 (1828 ratings)
    Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.
  • The House of New Beginnings
    by Lucy Diamond
    Narrated by Avita Jay
    4.10 (604 ratings)
    On moving to Brighton, Georgie finds throwing herself into the city's delights fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble. Charlotte is in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London, but could her passion for food lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun....
  • A Dark So Deadly
    by Stuart MacBride
    Narrated by Steve Worsley
    4.40 (735 ratings)
    Welcome to the Misfit Mob... It's where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of but wants to: the outcasts, the troublemakers, the compromised. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy turns up at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to find out which museum it's been stolen from. But then Callum uncovers links between his ancient corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting.
  • High Force: The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 5
    by LJ Ross
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
    4.60 (822 ratings)
    Hell has unleashed a demon - and he's coming for you.... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan's worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend - Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend? There's a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus.
  • Nomad
    by James Swallow
    Narrated by Colin Mace
    4.30 (865 ratings)
    Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.
  • The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
    by Douglas Murray
    Narrated by Robert Davies
    4.70 (808 ratings)
    The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.
  • Cosmos
    by Carl Sagan
    Narrated by LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan
    4.60 (794 ratings)
    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.
  • Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
    by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray
    4.20 (189 ratings)
    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
  • Happy: Finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect
    by Fearne Cotton
    Narrated by Fearne Cotton
    4.40 (365 ratings)
    For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast, with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, Happy offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb; it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count.
  • The Cows
    by Dawn O'Porter
    Narrated by Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
    4.50 (1448 ratings)
    The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.
  • The Missing Ones: Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
    by Patricia Gibney
    Narrated by Michele Moran
    4.40 (590 ratings)
    When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
  • Liar
    by K. L. Slater
    Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis
    4.30 (802 ratings)
    How far would you go to protect your family? Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up. Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.
  • This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    by Adam Kay
    Narrated by Adam Kay
    4.80 (1916 ratings)

    Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave good-bye to your friends and relationships.... Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

  • Blink: A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget
    by K. L. Slater
    Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis
    4.10 (746 ratings)
    Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.
  • You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
    by Jen Sincero
    Narrated by Jen Sincero
    4.70 (674 ratings)
    You Are a Badass at Making Money is the book you need if you've spent too much time watching money land in your bank account and then roll through your fingers. Jen Sincero went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in five-star luxury in a matter of years and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.
  • Bad Dad
    by David Walliams
    Narrated by David Walliams
    4.70 (568 ratings)
    The new heartwarming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one best-selling author David Walliams. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads and bad dads.... A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning!
  • The Rooster Bar
    by John Grisham
    Narrated by Ari Fliakos
    4.10 (676 ratings)
    Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world - to make it a better place. But these days these three disillusioned friends spend a lot of time hanging out in The Rooster Bar, the place where Todd serves drinks. As third-year students, they realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs.
  • Behind Her Eyes
    by Sarah Pinborough
    Narrated by Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, Huw Parmenter
    4.30 (816 ratings)
    Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.
  • Lincoln in the Bardo
    by George Saunders
    Narrated by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda  July, Lena Dunham, full cast
    4.00 (489 ratings)
    Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.
  • Safe with Me: A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
    by K. L. Slater
    Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis
    4.00 (703 ratings)
    Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago.
  • The Late Show
    by Michael Connelly
    Narrated by Katherine Moennig
    4.40 (665 ratings)
    A compelling thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    4.60 (798 ratings)
    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
  • How to Stop Time
    by Matt Haig
    Narrated by Mark Meadows
    4.20 (1471 ratings)
    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.
  • The Secrets She Keeps
    by Michael Robotham
    Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis
    4.50 (921 ratings)
    Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.
  • Friend Request
    by Laura Marshall
    Narrated by Elaine Claxton
    4.10 (762 ratings)
    Maria wants to be friends. But Maria is dead. Isn't she? When Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past, her heart nearly stops. Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook. Maria Weston has been missing for over 25 years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life with a terrible secret. As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with old friends....
  • Sleeping Beauties
    by Stephen King, Owen King
    Narrated by Marin Ireland
    4.30 (659 ratings)
    In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent, and while they sleep they go to another place....
  • The Core: The Demon Cycle, Book 5
    by Peter V. Brett
    Narrated by Colin Mace
    4.70 (1121 ratings)
    Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.
  • Die Last: DC Max Wolfe Series, Book 4
    by Tony Parsons
    Narrated by Colin Mace
    4.50 (612 ratings)
    As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, 12 women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab, DC Max Wolfe finds 13 passports. Twelve dead women. Thirteen passports. The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets.
  • The Fix: Amos Decker, Book 3
    by David Baldacci
    Narrated by Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
    4.50 (630 ratings)
    Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood....
  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
    by Ian Mortimer
    Narrated by Greg Wagland
    4.60 (292 ratings)
    If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It's the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II, Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science. In The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, Ian Mortimer answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveller to 17th-century Britain would ask.
  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
    by Tim Marshall
    Narrated by Ric Jerom
    4.60 (996 ratings)
    If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.
  • Swimming Lessons
    by Claire Fuller
    Narrated by Rachel Atkins
    3.90 (500 ratings)
    Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window.