50 Best Audiobooks Of All Time(2019 Updated)

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Books have always been a person’s best friend for life. Books influence most of us in many ways during the journey of our lives. The love of reading and gaining knowledge keeps most of us glued to the book. However, what about those who can’t keep up to reading because it’s boring. I have heard this many times from my friends, relatives, and even my husband that every time they open a book, they just doze off. And there you go, you lose all the motivation to read any further and keep the book down.

So here we introduce the audiobooks. Audiobooks are books which are being read to us. (Thank God, some people have the patience to listen). The audiobook is the MAGIC word for people who want to gain knowledge through books but have less interest to delve into the physical pages.

We hereby bring you the list of 50 best audiobooks of all time ranging from bestsellers, classics, economic, business, know-how, history, food, thrillers, science, and fiction upcoming and latest titles.

The titles are selected on randomly with no particular ranking or favouritism of any kind. Most of the Audiobooks are available on Google Play Store(Free, inbuilt app-purchase), Audible (Ad-free, subscription-based), Librivox(Free, inbuilt app-purchase), Libby(free for Ebook borrow an audiobook, Should have a library card). If you’re just starting with audiobooks I must say started with Amazon Audible it has the highest number of audiobooks plus you can start Audible for Free

50 Best Audiobooks Of All Time

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The Girl on the Train: A Novel

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 10 hours and 58 minutes
Narrator: Louise Brealey, Clare Corbett and India Fisher.
Genre: Psychological thriller

About the Book: It is a great suspense thriller, which is recognized as the Newyork Times bestseller.  The story of this audiobook begins with a girl named Rachel who is quite busy in her daily routine then her life suddenly changes on the missing of another girl named Jess. From here onwards, the story takes several turns and keeps the listeners active and interested until the end.   

Pros:  Full of twists and turns and can be a good choice to invest your free time.

Cons: If you are not too keen to read a confusing and complex story then better skip it.

About the Author: It is a beautiful creation by Paula Hawkins who is originally from Zimbabwe, and moved to London in 1989. It was her debut novel.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 5 hours and 17 minutes
Narrator: Roger Wayne 
Genre: Self-help

About the Book:  It is an audiobook that is very close to reality and has a unique collection of ruthless humor, entertaining stores and too much profane language that is easy to understand for the youth. This audiobook is not just a collection of motivational stories; here you will actually find result-oriented approaches that will enhance the joy of your life.

Pros: This audiobook can help you to deal with the challenges of your day to day life.

Cons: Kids below 15 years may not relate to this book, as it is for grown-ups.

About the Author:  Mark Manson never requires any introduction. He is a well-known writer of the personal development segment. His website MarkManson.net has millions of followers.

Who should listen:  If you are frustrated with your life then just start listening to this audiobook right now.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 8 hours and 44 minutes
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Genre: Fantasy

About the Book: It is the first book of the world-famous Harry Potter series, having 7 well-known audiobooks so far. In this audiobook, the story begins with the eleventh birthday of Harry, and it takes you to a mesmerizing world of Hogwarts School.

Pros: This audiobook is a complete fiction work and appreciated by many. 

Cons: If you are too realistic then you may not like it, but the chances are just 1 %.

About the Author:  Harry Potter series had changed the life of J.K. Rowling completely. She got name and fame after this series. She is honored with several awards all over the world for her recommendable writing skills.

Who should listen:  It is an ideal audiobook for any age group. Anytime, anywhere, and in any mood, you can listen to this audiobook and just forget your real-life for some time.

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Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

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Listen on: Audible
Run time:  6 hours and 31 minutes
Narrator: Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff
Genre:  Self-help

About the Book: In this audiobook you will find several stories related to depression, eating disorders, and addiction. Both the authors very honestly reveal all the aspects of their life which include their biggest mistakes and deepest fears. It makes you laugh and cry as well. Hence we can say that it is a complete package.

Pros: Some life touching and realistic events are beautifully combined in the form of an audiobook.

Cons: If you are a fantasy lover then this audiobook is not for you.

About the Author:  This audiobook is written by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. 

Who should listen: If you are too depressed and feeling low because of your routine life and searching for some positivity then you may try this audiobook.

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire

A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 33 hours and 46 minutes
Narrator: Roy Dotrice
Genre: Fiction 

About the Book: It is the story of a royal family and seven kingdoms. A Game of Thrones series is world-famous and 5 books of this series are launched so far. A television show is also produced, based on this audiobook. If you are still unaware of this series then grab your copy today.    

Pros: One audiobook with all the flavors like- action, drama, romance, etc.

Cons: Little long and descriptive as it has too many characters. 

About the Author:  R. R. Martin is a well-known name in the fiction category and wrote several short stories and novels which are appreciated by the people of different countries.

Who should listen:  If you are a fan of fictional stories of royal families then this book will not disappoint you. 

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 19 hours and 48 minutes
Narrator:  Becca Battoe
Genre: Romance

About the Book: The story of this audiobook begins with Anastasia Steele, who is a student and takes an interview of a successful businessman Christian Grey then the love story of both proceeds in a very attractive manner. After the successes of this book, other books of this series also launched. 

Pros:  A complete entertainment package. 

Cons:  Some parts of the book may sound a little violent.  

About the Author:  E L James had a childhood dream to become a writer, and it comes true in the form of this book. She is also very active in the field of television as well.

Who should listen: Teens and youth of all over the world love to listen to this audiobook. It is quite different from other love stories. 

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It: A Novel

It

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 44 hours and 55 minutes
Narrator: Steven Weber
Genre: Horror

About the Book: It is the story of seven teenagers who returned to their hometown after several years in the search of an evil named “it”. This audiobook is recommended by the listeners of all over the world and declared as NewYork Times bestseller as well. The second part of this book is soon to be launched. 

Pros: In this audiobook, you will get the actual taste of horror.

Cons: It is not an ideal choice for those who have weak hearts.

About the Author: Stephen King had written more than fifty books so far. He had received several awards and nominations for his novels based on crime and horror.

Who should listen:  If you like to listen, some offbeat and scary stories then it is for you. 

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 11 hours and 37 minutes
Narrator: Will Damron
Genre: Real-life story 

About the Book: This audiobook is based on the real-life events of Theranos. Through this audiobook, you can actually experience the rise and falls of the corporate world. This audiobook is declared as New York Times bestseller and won several other awards as well. 

Pros: Unleashes the harsh reality of the corporate world.

Cons:  Little complex to understand for some people of average intelligence level.  

About the Author:  John Carreyrou is a well-known author and reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize as well. Bad Blood is one of his best creations which mainly focuses on startups.

Who should listen: If you have a deep interest in the corporate world or planning for a startup then you must listen to this book.   

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games: Special Edition

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 10 hours and 35 minutes
Narrator: Tatiana Maslany
Genre:  Sci-fi fiction

About the Book: Have you ever played a game in which losing means death? Of course not, but if you virtually wanted to experience such a game then you should try this audiobook. It is one of the masterpieces of fantasy. The plot of this audiobook is very interesting and keeps you attentive until the end.    

Pros: The Hunger Games will take you to a different world of science fiction.

Cons: If you are too much realistic then this audiobook maybe not for you.

About the Author:  Suzanne Collins has sufficient experience in writing for children. The Underland Chronicles series is another recommendable work by her.

Who should listen:  Usually, kids, teens, and youths like such an imaginary world. But if you are a grown-up and still have a heart of child then you will enjoy this book for sure.

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Bird Box: A Novel

Bird Box: A Novel

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 9 hours and 8 minutes
Narrator:  Cassandra Campbell
Genre: Horror 

About the Book: This audiobook is the story of Malorie and her two young children. Here you will found quick swings between the past and present events in their lives. The storytelling is recommendable and you can actually experience the horror through this audiobook.

Pros: The plot of the audiobook is very interesting and keeps you abide till the end.

Cons:  You may feel that the story is incomplete at the end. 

About the Author: Bird Box is written by Josh Malerman. He is an American singer, songwriter, and author. 

Who should listen: Bird Box is actually an amazing story and can be a good choice on your holidays and overnight journeys. One you began to listen to this book then you can not stop yourself until the end.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 12 hours and 17 minutes
Narrator: Sissy Spacek
Genre: Historical drama   

About the Book: This audiobook is about injustice and racism. In the plot of To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Then the story moves further, with the proceedings of the case. It unleashes the condition of black people in society.

Pros: A very beautifully crafted story on racism and presents a clear picture of the American society of that time.

Cons: Children usually find it difficult to understand.

About the Author:  Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama and died on February 19, 2016. She is awarded by Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and other numerous awards.

Who should listen:  If you are interested in social issues then this audiobook is like a treat for you. It is especially for mature listeners who are aware of different social problems.  

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

How to Win Friends & Influence People

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 7 hours and 15 minutes
Narrator: Andrew MacMillan
Genre:  Personal help

About the Book: The first edition of this book was released in 1937 and even today you find it very practical and inspirational. If you wanted to enhance your personality and make an impact on society then you must listen to this audiobook for once. 

Pros: A complete guide on how to enhance your personality. 

Cons: Kids under 15 may not understand this book.

About the Author:  Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) is an expert writer of the self-improvement genre. He touched the lives of several people and helped them through his books.

Who should listen: If you are looking for a guide to improve your personality, and can help in personal, as well as, professional life then you should listen to this audiobook for once.

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Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 12 hours and 10 minutes
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Genre: Relationships 

About the Book: This audiobook is recommended by several personalities of the international arena which include Barack Obama, Bill Gates and many others. It is also declared as NewYork Times bestseller. In short, if you did not listen to this book yet, then you certainly miss a very important aspect of your life.    

Pros: It is a beautiful collection of some life touching stories.

Cons: Some people may find it too rhetoric as well.

About the Author: Tara Westover is currently living in the UK, she never visit any school during childhood as her father didn’t allow her to do so. She began her educational journey at the age of 17 and then worked hard to achieve something significant in life.

Who should listen:  If you have some free time and looking for an unconventional content then you should try this audiobook. 

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 7 hours and 29 minutes
Narrator:  Lin-Manuel Miranda
Genre: Family and friendship

About the Book:  This audiobook revolves around the story of Aristotle and Dante. It has a very common plot but the presentation is so impressive that it keeps you abide till the end. In one word it is a “lovely” story.  

Pros:  A very beautifully presented real-life story. It is suitable for all age groups.    

Cons: If you like over the top and irrational stores then you may not appreciate this book much.

About the Author:  Benjamin Alire Sáen was born in Mexico in 1954. He studied philosophy and theology in Europe and came to Texas to begin his career as a writer.

Who should listen:  If you are looking for a classic story of friendship then you must listen to this book 

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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Listen on: Audible
Run time: 11 hours and 22 minutes
Narrator: Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, and Ann Dowd.
Genre: Realistic   

About the Book: This book is highly recommended by the readers and listeners even a television series is also produced based on this book. The Handmaid’s Tale is a funny, unexpected, full of horror, and convincing story.

Pros: It an audiobook on sexual and psychological fears of humans and quite different from others.

Cons: Requires mature thinking to understand this audiobook.

About the Author:  Margaret Atwood had written more than fifty books so far. She has sufficient experience in writing in genres including fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Some famous books of Margaret Atwood are Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, and The Testaments.

Who should listen:  It is a very well crafted story which reveals the dark sides of politics.

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time In Self-development

1) The Greatness Guide(2) by Robin Sharma

 The Greatness Guide(2) by Robin Sharma

Listen on: Audible, Google Play Store, Librivox.

Narrated on Audible: Adam Verner

Run time: 2 hours 40 mins.

Genre: Self-help, Economics, Business

About AudioBook: The Greatness Guide(2) is a sequel to the international bestseller, The Greatness Guide. The author talks about 101 additional ways to make life better and achieve our desired goals based on his proven techniques. The descriptions is apt and to the point. It gives you a path which you can create for yourself to be great. Sharma touches on the topics like time management, family life, goal setting, setting your priorities straight and much more.

Pros: Writing is simple, understandable, apt and illustrative.

Con: The con is just how well you implement these techniques on your own.

Rating:4/5

“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end”-Robin Sharma

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2) The Power of Habit by Charles, Duhigg

May cause Miracles by Gabrielle Berstein

Listen On:  Audible, Google play store.

Narrated on Audible: Mike Chamberlain

Run time: 10 hours and 53 minutes

Genre: Psychology, Business, Self-help

About Audiobook: The book is written by Charles Duhigg. His focus stay’s mainly how habits are formed. It tells you how can we change those according to our needs. The author throws light on the fact that people have the freedom and responsibility to create and nurture their habits. The “Power of Habit” is a bible on habits and psychology. People can learn the scientific reasons why a habit is formed. This book can help a lot of people to get rid of bad habits. However, the same framework may not work all the time.

Pros: The best book on habit to date. It’s a classic you can refer to.

Cons: Too many habits cannot be put in one framework. Different situations can create different behaviors in people.

Rating:4.5/5

“Habits are safer than rules. You don’t have to watch them, And you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you”-by Frank Hall Cran”

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3)May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Berstein

 

Listen on: Audible, Google Play Store

Narrated by: Gabrielle Berstein

Run time: 5 hours and 40 mins

Genre: Self-help

About Audiobook: This audiobook introduces us to the concept of miracles. Having faith and perseverance in the good leads us to miracles. Fear is like a craving, as we crave for sugar. Face your fears upright and the front is what the author says and it will run away. Gabrielle Bernstein is fondly also called the “Mistress of Miracles”. With a few simple shifts that almost everyone can afford to make we can see positive changes in our life. Yes, Miracles do happen if you believe in them and believe in your self.

Pros: Listeners can expect incredible transformation with 40 powerful ways in the audiobook.

Cons: Miracles only happen if we have faith in them.

Rating:4.8/5

Real happiness doesn’t come from getting but from giving.”-Gabrielle Berstein

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4) The Magic Of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

The Magic of thing Big by David Schwartz

Listen on: Audible

Narrated by: David J Schwartz

Run time: 4 hours and 9 mins

Genre: Self-help, Self-discipline, Counseling, Inspiration

About Audiobook: This book is narrated by the author himself. This audiobook is regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation. It does offer useful methods. The audiobook will give you the secrets to attain a bigger and happier life. The basic focus of the audiobook is believing in yourself. Awakening the Mr. Triumph in you so you can dream and achieve what you want to. So destroy your fears and use the goals to grow big in life.

Pros: Positive ways of awakening Mr. Triumph in you

Con: Depends on the individual to implement them.

Rating:4.7/5

Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories” by David Schwartz.

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5) Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved my Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Listen on: Audible, Audiobooks, Google play store, Itunes, Kobo,

Narrated on Audible: Tony Roberts, Karen Ziemba, Kenneth Blanchard

Run time: 1 hour and 39 mins

Genre: Self-help, Business

About Audiobook: The audiobook is a parable that reveals the truth. It deals with four characters who live in a maze and hunt for cheese. It shows how situations change and these characters face difficulty in coping through it. However, one character could deal with the change properly and writes the experiences on the maze to discover it for yourself. If you don’t change you become extinct soon. Therefore, one should look for changes coming in life and adapt to it. Happiness and success are guaranteed if you change. New doors are opened with new opportunities.

Pros: It’s amusing and enlightening to see all the four characters hunt for cheese. We hunt for good jobs, better relationships etc.

Con: You will have to discover your own cheese.

Rating:4.8/5

“The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.” by Spencer Johnson.

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6) Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Awaken the Giant within by Tony Robbins

Listen on: Audible, Audiobooks, Kobo

Narrated by: Tony Robbins , Alexey Muzhitski(Russian)

Run time: One hour 30 minutes

Genre: Self-help

About Audiobook: This audiobook introduces the concept of awakening the dorment gaint within all of us. No matter where a person stands today, he.she might always want more out of their career, relationships etc. So here you are given certain tools to immediately become the master of your own fate.

Pros: You can become your own unique form of greatness.

Cons: How you act upon it.

Rating:4.7/5

“Every problem is a gift, without problems we would not grow.” by Tony Robbins.

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7) The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of positive thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Listen on: Audible, Audiobooks

Run time: 3 hours and 46 minutes

Narrator: Uncredited

Genre: Self-help, motivation

About Audiobook: This audiobook has the concepts of faith and inspiration. Believing in yourself and your actions. Creating new power and energy and also to stop worrying is highlightened by the author. Many practical techniques are outlined in this audiobook, which can energize your life and give direction and ambition to you.

Pros: Well tested and proven techniques.

Con: Keeping faith is the key

Rating:4.8/5

“Shoot the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.” by Norman Vincent Peale.

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8) The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

The seven habits of highly effective people by Steven Covey

Listen on: Audible

Narrator: Stephen R Covey

Run Time: 13 hours and 4 minutes

Genre: Self-help, Self-discipline

About Audiobook: The audiobook is a classic on habits. The audiobook has personal notes added by the author himself as he narrates the book. Makes more sense.

Pros: The authors voice adds more emotion

Con: Proper implementation should be done

Rating 4.8/5

Begin with the end in mind.” by Steven Covey

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9) Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill

Listen on: Audible

Narrator: Napolen Hill

Run Time: 7 hours and 40 minutes

Genre: Self- help, Self-discipline

About Audiobook: This audiobook is a classic in the print form i.e. the book. The book was originally published in 1937 and is regarded as the best version till date even after so many updated version. That why we always say “Old is Gold”. This book has never been outdated.It has seen all the sun and rain. The audiobook is an extenstion of the same and in this there are 13 steps described to be rich. The universal principles are short and dependable to inspire people to obtain a richer and fuller life.

Pros:Most effective book on for becoming richer.

Con: Money is not always the center of everything.

Rating:4.5/5

“When your desire are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” by Napoleon Hill.

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10) Men Are From Mars And Women Are From Venus by John Gray

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus by John Gray

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Run time: One hour 33 mins

Narrator: John Gray

Genre: Self-help, Counselling

About Audiobook: This audiobook , is a version of the book which is considered to be a non-fiction classic of all time. The subject matter in the audiobook is how well can you understand, communicate and get want you want from the opposite sex. So what are you waiting for. Grab your headphones and listen on.

Con: There might be certain cultural and individual differences.

Pros: Classic work of non-fiction. Helpful to many people around the globe.

Rating:4/5

“Mental chemistry creates interest, emotional chemistry generates affection, physical chemistry generates desire and spiritual chemistry creates love. A soulmate includes all four…..and I will not settle for anything less.” by John Gray.

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11)Rich Dad And Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad and Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Run Time: varies on different mediums

Narrator: Tim Wheeler

Genre: Self-help, Economics

About Audiobook: The author talks about two dads, his dad and his best friends dad. There are two different viewpoints mentioned in this audiobook. Poor dad placed emphasis on work for money whereas Rich dad emphasized on learning about how money works and letting money work for you. Find out more by listening to the audiobook.

Pros: The mindset regarding money is enlightening.

Con: However, there is no particular stepwise technique mentioned.

Rating:4/5

“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn , we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fall down, we would never walk.” by Robert. Kiyosaki.

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12) The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins

The five second rule by Mel Robbins

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 7 hours and 35 mins

Narrator: Mel Robbins

Genre: Self-help

About Audiobook: The audiobook deals with just one basic rule, the five-second rule. You are just five seconds away from becoming more confident, breaking self-doubt, worrying. The TedEx talk by the author has been used by organizers all over the world to achieve great results. Listen on and discover the five-second rule for yourself.

Pros: The five-second rule, just takes five seconds.

Con: Believing in the five-second rule is the key.

Rating:4/5

“Start before you’re ready. Don’t prepare, begin.” by Mel Robbins

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13) 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson

Rules for life by Jordan Peterson audiobook

Listen on : Audible, Audiobooks

Run Time: 15 hours and 39 mins

Narrator: Jordan Peterson

Genre: Self-help

About Audiobook: This audiobook is in a story form, self-help style. It beautifully touches history, religion, science and philosophy showing us how to live life fully as a human being. It discusses the antidotes for chaos in life. Keep your ears open to find our more while listening to this audiobook.

Pros: A story like style about the antidotes for chaos in life

Con: Mixed views on the God description.

Rating:4.2/5

“Rule4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” by Jordan Peterson.

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time In Autobiography & Memoirs

14) 14 Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Listen On: Audiobooks, Audible

Run time: 19 hours and 4 mins

Narrator: Michelle Obama

Genre: Memoir, Biography

About Audiobook: This audiobook is a memoir about the first Afro-American first lady ever, Michelle Obama. It’s her life story and she proudly owns it. The experiences which shaped her childhood, her college years and her days a mother and lastly the First lady of United States of America are worth listening. It’s inspirational and not preachy at the same time.

Pros: Inspirational

Con: Cultural and individualistic differences

Rating: 4.2/5

“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.” by Michelle Obama

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15) Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a crime by Trevor Noah

Listen on: Audible

Run Time: 9 hours

Narrator: Trevor Noah

Genre: Biography, Humor

Pros: Stories are hilarious, dramatic and keep you glued to your earphones(Winner of AudioFile earphones award)

About Audiobook: Trevor, the character of the boy in the audiobook was born to a white swiss father and black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. This story is about a man whose birth was a crime and he was kept mostly indoor so the government officials won’t take him away. To find our more about his journey where he has reached today, listen on to the audiobook.

Rating:5/5

“Language, even more than color, defines who you are to people.” by Trevor Noah.

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16) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Listen on: Audiobooks, Audible

Narrator: Dylan Baker

Run time 24 hours and 30 mins

Genre: Biography, Memoir

About Audiobook: This audiobook is based on the 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over 2 years. It also has inputs from friends , family, competitors, advertisers. Jobs passion for perfection revolutionized six industries which are personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet, computing and digital publishing. His tale is filled with lessons about innovation, leadership, values etc. Listen on to find out more about a man who revolutionized six industries.

Pros: Lessons on innovation, character, leadership

Rating:4.8/5

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

by Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs.

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17 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shutterly

Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shutterly

Listen on: Audiobooks, Audible(for young readers)

Run time: 10 hours and 48 mins

Narrator: Bahni Turpin(Audible), Robin Miles(Audiobook)

Genre: Biography, History

About Audiobook: This audiobook speaks to the listeners about the true story of African-American female mathematicians who helped fuel America’s greatest achievements in space. These ladies with their intellect changed the face of NASA for America. Listen on to find out more on the same.

Pros: Inspiring for young listeners.

Rating:4.7/5

“Their dark skin, their gender, their economic status- none of those were acceptable excuses for not giving the fullest rein to their imaginations and ambitions.” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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18) Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Listen on : Audible

Run time: 13 hours and 23 mins

Narrator: Fred Sanders

Genre: Biography

About Audiobook: This audiobook sheds light on South African born Elon Musk who is a renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind Paypal, Space X, Tesla, and Solar City. His childhood years went through bullying and abuse from his father. Still, it didn’t break his spirits. He was still a bright child and found the way to Pennsylvania University. Discover the man who is regarded as the present and future Steve Jobs.

Rating:4.7/5

“If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” by Ashlee Vance

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19 The Story Of My Life by Hellen Keller

The story of my life by Hellen Keller

Listen on: Audible

Narrator: Flo Gibson

Runtime: varies on all mediums

Genre: Autobiography, Biography,Motivation

About Audiobook: The story of my life is the audiobook version of the same book. It throws light on Hellen Keller’s 22 years of life right from her childhood to her college days in Radcliffe college. It mentions her unbreakable spirit to go to college in spite of all the odds. Listeners are sure to have a dose of motivation through this audiobooks.

Pros: Motivational, Inspiring. Still read in any schools for motivation.

Rating: 4.8/5

” Do not think of today’s failure but of success that may come tomorrow.” by Hellen Keller

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20 Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

 Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Listen on :Audible

Run time: 21 hours and 33mins

Narrator: Swami Kriyananda

Genre: Autobiography, Spirituality

About Audiobook: The audiobook is an extension of the book first written in 1946. It is still regarded as one of the “Rare Account” books on spirituality or even the wisdom of the East. The audio features academy award winner Ben Kinsley’s voice which is a masterpiece in itself. Here in the audiobook the Yogi talks about the modern saints of India, philosophy, and yoga. Come and unleash the spiritual journey for yourself.

Rating:5/5

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself” by Yogananda

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21 Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden

Listen on: Audiobook, Audible

Run Time: 3 hours

Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis

Genre:Memoir, Historical Fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about a nine year old girl named Sayuri who is sold to a Geisha house because of poverty. After World War II the Geisha houses were shut down and Sayuri reinvents herself. Listen on to find out how her story unfolds.

Rating:3.8/5

We can never flee the misery that is within us” by Arthur Golden.

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22 Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Listen on: Audible, Harpercollins.com

Run time: 5 hours and 58 minutes

Narrator: Roxane Gay

Genre: Memoir

About audiobook: This audiobook is about the author’s personal experiences with food and her body. It’s a true story about triumph over weight loss. Living with weight and cut opening her own body to tell her story is certainly courageous.

Rating:4.2/5

“It is a powerful lie to equate thiness with self-worth” by Roxane Gay

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23 The End Of Affair by Graham Greene

The end of affair by Graham Greene

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 6 hours and 28 mins

Narrator: Colin Firth

Genre: Fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook depicts the love of self, the love of another and also the love of God. It is english classic adapted and translated for stage show, screen(movie) and also opera house. The story is about two characters Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles affair. The affair comes to an end after a heated argument.Listen on to find out more analysis on the situation by the author.

Rating:4.8/5

“The sense of unhappiness is much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism. This pain of mine is individual, this nerve that wines belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.” Graham Greece.

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24) Naked money by Charles Wheelan

Naked money by Charles Wheelan

Listen on:Audible

Run time: 13 hours and 11 mins

Narrator:Jonathan Davis

Genre: Non-fiction, Economics

About audiobook: This audiobook asks lot of questions about the green paper(money). Why does most of Europe share a common currency, and why has that arrangement caused so much trouble, will the payment apps like bitcoin and other render this moot. He takes us to the banking and monetary system and how does it work. Words like inflation, deflation, liquidity are discussed.

Rating:4/5

“Two percent who care deeply about something are a mere potent political force then the 98 percent who feel the opposite but aren’t motivated enough to do anything about it.

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25)The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam

The hidden brain by Shankar Vedantam

Listen on: Audible

Run time: N/A

Narrator: Joseph Passaro

Genre: Psychology, Social psychology

About Audiobook: In this audiobook Shankar Vedantam takes us through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corners of our mind. It gives interesting insights into our brian. Listen and find out more about the common tool(brain) that we all have.

Rating:4.2/5

” Good people are not those who lack flaws, the brave are not those who feel no fear, and the generous are not those who feel selfish. Extraordinary people are not extraordinary because they are invulnerable to unconsciuos bias. They are extraordinary because they choose to do something about it.” by Shankar Vedantam.

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26) The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam

Fantastic Beast by J.K. Rowling

Listen on: Audible,

Run time: 1 hour and 54 minutes

Narrator: Eddie Redmayne

Genre: Fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook is an introduction to the magical beasts of the wizardly world. Some of the beasts will be familiar to the readers of The Harry Potter series. This has also adapted to screen. Listen to find out more about the audiobook.

Rating:4/5

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time in Fiction

27) The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom collection by Arthur Canon Doyle

The complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom collection by Arthur Canon Doyle

Listen on: Audible 

Run time: 58 hours and 4 mins

Narrator: Simon Vance

Genre: Fiction

About Audiobook: The audiobook puts light on the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Four full-length novels plus forty short stories are included in the audiobook. It is a must listen for all Sherlock Holmes fans.

Rating:5/5

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28) Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 14 hours and 35 mins

Narrator: Moira Fogarty

Genre: Fiction, Classic

About Audiobook: This audiobook takes through the life of Emma. She is single, rich and clever and in no need of love or marriage. However, she interferes in other’s romantic lives which gives her immense delight. But things get unmanageable whe she tries to matchmake between two people. Listen on and find out more. This work of Jane Austen is till date one of her best.

Rating:4.8/5

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29) The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Listen on: Audible

Run Time:16 hours and 52 mins

Narrator: Julian Rhind Tutt

Genre: Fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook describes that devil comes to Moscow, but is not all bad. Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption. The audio is multilayered with satire and fantasy. Listen on to find out more. It is one of the world’s great novels.

Rating:4.5/5

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30) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Listen on: Audiobooks, Audible

Run time: 4 hours and 1 min

Narrator: Jeremy Irons

Genre: Adventure fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook tells about a boy named Santiago, who is a shepherd boy and travels in search of world’s extravagant treasure. The audiobook takes us through the struggles and beliefs Santiago goes along his journey of discovering the treasure. This story tells you to believe in your heart.

Rating:4.2/5

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31) The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

Listen on: Audible, Itunes

Run time: 10 hours and 53 mins

Narrator: R.C. Bray

Genre: Science fiction

Note: Winner of 2015 Audie Award in category science fiction.

Winner of 2015 Audie Award for narration male.

About audiobook: This audiobook will take your breath away. Its smart, funny and intense. It tells about Mark Watney who was the first person to walk on Mars. Now stuck there with no communication with his teammates , he will be the first person to die on Mars. Listen on to find out the mystery.

Rating: 4.8/5

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32) Ready Player One by Ernest Clive

Ready Player one by Ernest Clive

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 15 hours and 40 mins

Narrator: Wil Wheaton

Genre: Science fiction

About audiobook: This audiobook takes us to 2044 where the real world has become an ugly place. Famine, poverty has hit hard. People start living in the virtual world of OASIS. The thrill begins when the OASIS massive fortune will go to the person who solves all the riddles that has been scattered throughout creation.

Rating:4.7/5

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time in Non-Fiction

33) The Future Of Mind by Michio Kaku

The future of mind by Michio Kaku

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 15 hours and 40 mins

Narrater: Feodar Chin

Genre: Science, personal development

About audiobook: In this audiobook, the author takes us through world’s various laboratories to meet scientists who are revolutioning the way think about brain. Mind reading, Video taping our dreams, mind control , telekinisis are all possible through the scientific studies and technology.

Rating: 4.5/5

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34) Women And Weight Loss Tamasha By Rujuta Diwekar

Women And Weight Loss Tamasha By Rujuta Diwekar

Listen on : Audible

Run time: 11 hours and 38 mins

Narrator: Rujuta Diwekar, Kareena Kapoor

Genre: Health and fitness, Women

About audiobook: The author brings four strategies, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Relationships in a women’s life. She further discuses about the myths regarding food, hormones and workouts. She tells us that it is easy to remain healthy just by eating right.

Rating: 4.8/5

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35) 50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis

50 things every young gentleman should know by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis

Listen on: Audible, 

Run time: 2 hours and 44 mins

Narrator: Bryan Curtis

Genre: Etiquettes, Grooming, Self-help

About audiobook: This audiobook is a young man’s guide to becoming a man whom everybody respects. It’s a exercise on defining ettiquetes, social interaction and personel discipline. It all begind here.

Rating:4/5.

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36) The Hidden Life Of Animals by Peter Wohllenben

The hidden life of animals by Peter Wohllenben

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 7 hours and 33 minutes

Narrator: Mike Grady

Genre: Non-fiction, Zoology, Life sciences

About audiobook: This audiobook tells us about the animals feelings, emotions. How they communicate, live and survive. This book opens door of animal kingdom right from microscopic level to largest mammal on earth. Come and listen for yourself.

Rating:4.2/5

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time For Kids

37) How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle

Listen on: Audible

Run time:N/A

Narrator: David Tenmant

Genre: Children’s literature

About audiobook: The story of Hiccup Horrendous HaddockIII rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits. Hiccups was also known as the Dragon Whisperer, a great sword fighter but it was like that always. This audiobook is hit both with kids and adults.

Rating:4.5/5

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38) Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Better Nate than ever by Tim Federle

Listen on: Audible, Audiobooks

Run time:N/A

Narrator: Tim Federle

Genre: Children’s fiction

About audiobook: This audio book is about a child Nate who has a dream to perform in a broadway show. He gets stuck in Penselvynia with one of his pal Libby with whom he plan to go to new york and make his dream come true. Listen on to find out more about his adventure.

Rating:4.3/5

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39 See You In Cosmos by Jack Cheng

See you in cosmos by Jack Cheng

Listen on : Audiobooks, Audible

Run time: 6 hours and 10 mins

Narrator:Brittany Pressley

Genre: Children fiction

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about an 11-year-old Alex Petroski who is obsessed about space and rockets. He wants to launch his iPod into space. Listen on and find out his adventure.

Rating:4.7/5

40 Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and Socerer's stone by J.K. Rowling

Listen on : Google play store, Audible

Run time: 8 hours and 33 mins

Narrator: Jim Dale

Genre: Fiction-children, Adventure fiction

About audiobook: This audiobook is about a boy Harry Potter. An envelop drops over the doormat of Harry Potter sealed in purple wax. On his 11th birthday it is known that Harry Potter is a wizard and has a place at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Listen on as the story unfolds.

Rating: 4.8/5

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41 Ramona Quimby Collection by Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimbly collection  by Beverly Cleary

Listen on: Audible, Kobo, Google play store

Run time: 18 hours 57 mins

Narrator: Stockard Channing

Genre: Fiction-children, Adventure fiction

About audiobook: This audiobook is a collection of the adventures of Ramona. She lives with her mother, father and elder sister. She is not afraid of anything and is always upto something. Listen on to uncover her wacky adventures.

Rating:4.8/5

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time For Teens

42) Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Listen on Audiobooks, Audible

Run time: 10 hours and 7 mins

Narrator: Rebecca Soler

Genre: Teen, Fairy tale, folklore

About Audiobook: This audiobook is a retelling of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella”. A deadly plague ravages the population. Cinder is a gifted mechanic. Her secrets of the past has to be uncovered to save the future. Listen on to find out more.

Rating: 4.3/5

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43) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor  and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Listen on: Audible, Audiobooks

Run time: 8 hours and 57 mins

Narrator: Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra

Genre: Teen Romance, Romance

About audiobook: This audiobook talks about first love. During the year 1986, two star crossed misfits, Eleonar and Park fall for each other. They are smart and know this might not last for ever. However, they are brave and desperate enough to give it a try. Listen on to find out more.

Rating: 4.5/5

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44) I am Malala by Malala Yousafzi

Brandon Sanderson by Steelheart

Listen on: Audible, Audiobook, Kobo

Run time: 10 hours

Narrator: Archie Panjabi

Genre: Biography, Memoir, Inspirational

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about a fifteen-year-old girl who fought for the right to education. In 2012, the Taliban took control of Swat valley in Pakistan. Malala was shot in the head at point blank range while returning back home from the bus. Few expected her to survive. One year later, after her miraculous recovery, she is seen in the halls of the United Nations in New York. She is the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Note: Truly inspirational, True story

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45) Brandon Sanderson by Steelheart

Brandon Sanderson by Steelheart

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 12 hours

Narrator: Macleod Andrews

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about a calamity that struck ten years ago. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. With power there came a desire to rule. So there rose Epics (extraordinary humans) and Reckoners( ordinary humans) who are pitted against each other. Listen on to uncover the adventure.

Rating:4.5/5

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47) Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillembrand

Listen on: Audible, audiobooks, kobo

Run time: 14 hours

Narrator: Edward Herrmann

Genre: Biography, Memoir

About audiobook: This audiobook is a survival story of a Army Air Force bomber. His plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared , leaving spray of debris, slick of oil, gasoline and blood. Now he is left thousand of miles open in Ocean. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy is suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Listen to find out more.

Rating: 4.8/5

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Best Audiobooks Of All Time For Beginners

48) The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Listen on: Audible, soundcloud

Run time: 5 hours and 51 mins

Narrator: Stephen Fry

Genre: Novel

About audiobook: This audiobook is a Science fiction classic. The Narrator is a British comedian Stephen Fry and he adds his talents to this audiobook. One Thursday lunchtime, the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arther Dent this is too much to handle.

Rating: 4.5/5

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49) The Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith

Listen on : Audiobooks, Audible

Run time:15 hours and 57 mins

Genre: Mystery, thriller, horror

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about a supermodels suicide and investigation. Detective Cormoran Strike investigates the cuckoo suicide. Strike has just broken up with his girlfriend and living alone in his office. John, the supermodel(Cuckoo) brother asks Strike to find out about his sisters death. Here Strike witnesses the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boy friends and desperate designer’s world. Listen on to find out more.

Rating:4.5/5

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50) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman

Listen on: Audible

Run time: 7 hours and 44 mins

Narrator: Neil Gaiman

Genre: Fairy tale and folklore

About Audiobook: This audiobook is about Nobody Owens who is known to his friends as Bod. He is a normal boy. Bod is being raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for him. If Bod leaves the graveyard then he will face the attack of Jack who has already killed Bod’s family. The audiobook is sure to take our listening experience to a higher level.

Note: The only novel ever to win the Newbery Award and The Carnegie Medal. The Hugo Award for best novel, The Locus Award for young adult and the Audiobook of the year. So what are you waiting for? Come and listen on.

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Did I miss any audiobooks, let me in the comments 🙂

 

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