Can you listen to audiobooks on Spotify? Yes, you sure can! Spotify has a decent and growing collection of audiobooks but many people don’t know this because they are not easy to locate. To help you find the best audiobooks on Spotify we’ve put together this article with some of our favorite titles (including links to the audiobook on Spotify). We’ve also included a guide on how to find Spotify audiobooks to help you locate other great titles. Happy listening!
Best Audiobooks on Spotify
Here are our picks for the best standalone audiobooks on Spotify:
- A Danger to Herself and Others – Alyssa Sheinmel
- A Green and Ancient Light – Frederic S. Durbin
- Almost Autumn – Marianne Kaurin
- Dead Awake – Jack McSporran
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- Me – Elton John
- Missing Molly – Natalie Barelli
- No Place Like Home – Rebecca Muddiman
- P.S. I Miss You – Jen Petro-Roy
- Rogue Princess – B.R. Myers
- Room – Emma Donoghue
- Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
- Solar Bones – Mike McCormack
- Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
- The Doll in the Garden – Mary Downing Hahn
- The Girl in the Woods – Patricia MacDonald
- The Good Neighbors – Kiersten Modglin
- The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Here are our picks for the best audiobook series on Spotify:
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Sarah Rees Brennan
- Crystal Wing Academy – Marty Mayberry
- Daphne and Velma – multiple authors
- Dr. Ribero’s Agency of The Supernatural – Lucy Banks
- Foundation Series (BBC radio play) – Isaac Asimov
- Openly Straight – Bill Konigsberg
- Sherlock Holmes Mystery Bookshop – Vicki Delany
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
- The Last 8 – Laura Pohl
- The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater
Original Spotify audiobooks
In January 2021, Spotify launched a new audiobook offering with the following nine exclusive classic titles narrated by actors and celebrities:
- Frankenstein – written by Mary Shelley and narrated by David Dobrik
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave – written by Frederick Douglass and narrated by Forest Whitaker
- The Awakening – written by Kate Chopin and narrated by Hilary Swank
- Cane – written by Jean Toomer and narrated by Audra McDonald
- Persuasion – written by Jane Austen and narrated by Cynthia Erivo
- Great Expectations – written by Charles Dickens and narrated by James Langton
- Jane Eyre – written by Charlotte Brontë and narrated by Sarah Coombs
- Passing – written by Nella Larsen and narrated by Bahni Turpin
- Red Badge of Courage – written by Stephen Crane and narrated by Santino Fontana
How to Find Spotify Audiobooks
As you can see, there are some great audiobooks available on Spotify, if you can find them!
Where to find Spotify Audiobooks
I’m using the free desktop version of Spotify, so while these screenshots might not match what your phone or tablet looks like, the instructions are the same.
Step 1: Open your Spotify account, or create one—it’s free, no credit card required.
Step 2: To find audiobooks on Spotify, start with a basic search by typing “audiobooks” in the search bar.
Step 3: Once you have done this, you can look at playlists, artists, and albums. This is what my results look like:
Step 4: Search until you find something that appeals to you. Admittedly the layout is not very intuitive (we did say audiobooks are not easy to locate on Spotify!) but there are a lot of good titles to be found.
Tips to find Spotify Audiobooks
Even if you know how to find audiobooks on Spotify, there’s still a lot of content to navigate through. I’ve got a few tips to make your audiobook experience on Spotify as easy as possible!
Find audiobooks through playlists. Playlists are a great way to find audiobooks on Spotify as someone has already done the work of scouring the service for the best titles. Here’s one of our favorite audiobook playlists on Spotify: Audiobook Bestsellers
Find audiobooks through users. Another tip to find audiobooks on Spotify is to follow users who curate audiobook playlists. For example, the user lismio who curated the Audiobook Bestsellers playlist above has some playlists worth checking out (click here to visit their page on Spotify):
Other Spoken Word Content on Spotify
Audiobooks aren’t the only spoken word content on Spotify! Check out these other offerings:
Word on Spotify
Word on Spotify houses radio dramas, language learning playlists, poems, famous speeches, mythology, college lectures, and more. You can find the section here: Word on Spotify.
Podcasts on Spotify
Spotify features thousands of podcasts, so you can listen to your favorite podcasts on Spotify or explore its offerings to find new ones. To find or browse podcasts in Spotify:
Step 1: Open Spotify on the desktop and select Browse from the menu on the left. (In the mobile app, tap Search.)
Step 2: Select Podcasts.
Step 3: Browse featured podcast episodes, or scroll down to browse by category or explore various playlists.
Step 4: Hover over the cover art and select the Play button to start listening, or select the podcast title to see more episodes.
What are the best audiobooks on Spotify you’ve found? Please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add them to this list.