Audible Plus provides unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and other spoken-word content. 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. As of September 2023, we have confirmed each of these titles is included in the Audible Plus catalog.
- 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 2. Homage to Catalonia
- 3. Sherlock Holmes
- 4. To Hell and Back
- 5. Twisted: The Story of Larry Nassar and the Women Who Took Him Down
- 6. A Little History of the World
- 7. FantasticLand
- 8. The Torment of Rachel Ames
- 9. Firefly: Big Damn Heroes
- 10. Locke & Key
- 11. The Dispatcher
- 12. The Egg and Other Stories
- 13. The Count of Monte Cristo
- 14. Out of the Silent Planet
- 15. Sharpe's Tiger
Best Audible Plus Books
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
By Arthur C. Clarke. Narrated by Dick Hill.
“A giant of sci-fi, Arthur C. Clarke explores the advancement of human intelligence and beyond.”
2. Homage to Catalonia
By George Orwell. Narrated by Frederick Davidson.
“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. Narrated by Tom Parker.
“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. Narrated by the authors.
“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. Narrated by Ralph Cosham.
“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.”
By Mike Bockoven. Narrated by Angela Dawe and Luke Daniels.
“Natural disaster dystopia at a theme park. The style is unique and well done.”
8. The Torment of Rachel Ames
By Jeff Gunhus. Narrated by Lisa Stathoplos.
“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. Narrated by James Anderson Foster.
“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). Narrated by a full cast.
“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.”
11. The Dispatcher
By John Scalzi. Narrated by Zachary Quinto.
“The Dispatcher is a sci-fi novella by John Scalzi about a world where if you are murdered you have a 999/1000 chance of just popping back to life. Definitely worth the 2 hours to listen to.”
12. The Egg and Other Stories
By Andy Weir. Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Christy Romano, R.C. Bray.
“It’s only 77 minutes, but the stories were great.”
13. The Count of Monte Cristo
By Alexandre Dumas. Narrated by Bill Homewood.
“The unabridged The Count of Monte Cristo narrated by Bill Homewood — it’s excellent! (I own the version read by John Lee, who I love, but this version is even better.) It’s more than 52 hours long so a huge value for a free audiobook. If you’ve never read the book I recommend it highly.”
14. Out of the Silent Planet
By C. S. Lewis. Narrated by Geoffrey Howard.
“Seeing his (C.S. Lewis’) sci-fi side was cool.”
15. Sharpe’s Tiger
By Bernard Cornwell. Narrated by Frederick Davidson.
“Very enjoyable historical fiction series that follows a soldier in the British Army through the Napoleonic Wars.”
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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:
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