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Audible Plus Recommendations
These recommendations for the best audiobooks on Audible Plus are courtesy of the Audible community on Reddit. We’ve included a quote from the user who recommended the title along with a link to the relevant page on Audible. You can also find the Reddit thread with these and more recommendations at the end of this article.
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
“A giant of sci-fi, Arthur C. Clarke explores the advancement of human intelligence and beyond.”
2. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
“Recommended because there’s the Orwell I learned about as a teenager, who wrote Animal Farm as a critique of Stalinism. Then there’s the far more complicated Orwell, an anarcho-syndicalist who ratted out British communists to his government for being too authoritarian, and who was nearly murdered by Soviet agents during the Spanish Civil War. Orwell’s politics and life are way more interesting than Animal Farm would have you believe, and they’re fun to learn about (whether you agree with him or not!). Also: this is a cool book that teaches about the Spanish Civil War, Catalan independence, and different strains of left-wing thought.”
3. Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
“A post-apocalyptic book where humanity is living in the sky, Hell Divers are like ‘elite’ troops who go down and scavenge for stuff. Get this if you like post-apocalyptic stories or sci-fi in general with mystery in it. Very bleak, has a little bit of political intrigue as well.”
4. To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy
“A WW2 biography. A classic book that is a must-read, Audie Murphy is one of the most famous soldiers in WW2 and Sabaton even did a song on this. Must listen to if your interested in WW2 or the horrors of war in general.”
5. Twisted: The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down by Mary Pilon and Carla Correa
“I watched the Netflix show about this recently and there were some interesting tidbits in this that were not in the show. Good narrative flow in the survivors’ own words with transitions and explanations from the producer.”
6. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
“It’s good to start getting into history, kind of laying down all the major events. It’s not bland either, it’s very fun to listen to. The book and narrarator kind of treat you like a kid, but not in a bad way, in a way that makes it fun to listen to.”
7. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
“It’s a truly fascinating view of what could have happened in America if FDR had lost his third term.”
8. The Torment of Rachel Ames by Jeff Gunhus
“A horror novella that relies on style and technique for the thrills and chills (similar to Ian Reid) with horrific imagery rooted in the combining of the ordinary and innocent for an Uncanny Valley effect instead of gore. Gunhus doesn’t pull it off as skillfully as I’d have liked but the impact was definitely there, especially the ending.”
9. Firefly: Big Damn Heroes by James Lovegrove
“The writing and performance really brings out the feeling of the space western. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll love the book.”
10. Locke & Key by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son)
“Very much worth checking out. It’s a graphic novel that’s been adapted. It’s a complete immersion experience, so very different from the majority of books on Audible.”
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