Many people aren’t aware that Spotify has audiobooks as, historically, they have not been easy to locate. To help you find the best audiobooks on Spotify, we’ve put together this convenient list with some of our favorite titles. We’ve also included a short guide on how you can find your own audiobooks on the service. Happy listening!
Note: in January 2021 Spotify launched a new audiobook offering with nine exclusive titles narrated by actors and celebrities. You can read more about this offering here: How to Listen to Audiobooks on Spotify. You will also find a link to each of these titles below under ‘Originals’.
Best Audiobooks on Spotify
- 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
- 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
- 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
How to Find Audiobooks on Spotify
As you can see, there are some great audiobooks available on Spotify, if you can find them.
To find audiobooks on Spotify, start with a basic search by typing “audiobooks” in the search bar. Once you have done this, you can look at playlists, artists, and albums. You might have to search for a while before you find something that appeals to you, but there are a lot of treasures to be found.
Other Spoken Word Content on Spotify
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:
- Open Spotify on the desktop and select Browse from the menu on the left. (In the mobile app, tap Search.)
- Select Podcasts.
- Browse featured podcast episodes, or scroll down to browse by category or explore various playlists.
- 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.