Audible Plus is an all-you-can-listen service providing access to an array of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. At launch, the catalog included over 68,000 hours of content and 11,000+ titles (more titles are added each week). Given the extensive catalog of titles, we thought it would be helpful to compile this list of the best Audible Plus books you can listen to right now.
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.
Please note: the Audible Plus catalog does rotate from time to time, so titles in this post may be removed at some point. While we regularly update this post, you may find titles are not available as part of Audible Plus at the time of reading.
Best Audible Plus Books
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. Sherlock Holmes
By Arthur Conan Doyle. Narrated by Stephen Fry.
“It’s every Sherlock Holms story ever writen by Doyle narrated by Stephen Fry, what more reasons do you need?”
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.”
Audible Plus FAQ
Can I view/browse the entire Audible Plus Catalog?
On the Audible website, go to “Advanced Search” and then tick the “Plus Catalog” under “Access”.
What type of content is included in the Audible Plus Catalog?
The Audible Plus Catalog (available to both Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus members) includes the following content types:
- Podcast – short-form content that is released in episodes. These include popular topics like comedy, true crime, and journalism.
- Audiobook – a digital recording of a book. These include fan-favorites, most loved genres like mysteries and thrillers, and motivation.
- Audible Originals – exclusive audio titles created by celebrated storytellers from worlds as diverse as theater, journalism, literature, and more, all produced by Audible.
Any title that is in the Audible Plus Catalog will have an “included” banner on it, as per the screenshot below:
Where can I see titles removed from the Audible Plus catalog?
Audible publishes titles removed from the catalog on its website here: Titles Leaving the Audible Plus Catalog.
Where can I find more Audible Plus recommendations?
As noted at the start of this post, these recommendations came from the Audible community on Reddit. You can find the Reddit thread these recommendations and more here:
What is the difference between Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus?
We have written in detail about the differences between these two plan here: Audible Plus vs. Premium Plus.
Is Audible Plus worth it?
It depends. We recommend reading our review: Is Audible Plus Worth It?
Can I try Audible Plus for free? How can I sign up for Audible Plus?
Yes, you can try Audible Plus for free for 30-days. We’ve written about this offer here: Audible Plus Free Trial.
You can sign up for Audible Plus here: Try Audible Premium Plus for free.
What are the best books on Audible Plus that you’ve found? Please share your recommendations in the comments below!