Audible: The Best Audiobooks You Must Listen to Now

Audible have more than 200,000 audiobooks to listen to. We've listed a few favourites including exciting thrillers and funny autobiographies

While we all love a good book, audiobooks are a great as they can help bring your favourite novels to life. They’re also useful if you’re busy and want to multitask.

If you want to try a fantastic audiobook service, Audible are offering a free audiobook along with a free month long trial.

If you’ve yet to hear of them, Audible sell audiobooks that you can listen to on the go using your smartphone, tablet, MP3 player or laptop. With over 200,000 titles to download, it’s a fantastic and incredibly convenient service. Gone are the cumbersome cassettes or CDs that could cost three times as much as an old-fashioned book and often feature only excerpts to cut down on costs. Also, you can use your Amazon Echo to listen to any audiobooks purchased on Audible if you own one.

Start your trial here and get a free audiobook of your choice. If you’re an Amazon Prime customer you can enjoy a 3-month trial with a free audiobook each month. What’s more, you can cancel your trial anytime and you get to keep your audiobooks!

We’ve selected some of our favourite audiobooks that you can listen to right now on Audible. There’s everything here from funny autobiographies to exciting thrillers!

NB: The prices listed below are members’ prices

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Price: £17.99

    Written By:J.K. Rowling

    Narrated By: Stephen Fry

    Length:8 hrs and 43 minutes

    J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter adventures are available on audiobook and the whole experience is enhanced by the dulcet tones of Stephen Fry who does a wonderful job of narrating all 7 books.

    On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter discovers he is a wizard and is whisked off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible journey is about to begin!

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  • The Girl on the Train
    The Girl on the Train

    Price: £19.24

    Written By:Paula Hawkins

    Narrated By: Clare Corbett , India Fisher , Louise Brealey

    Length:10 hrs and 57 mins

    This enthralling, psychological thriller was adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt last year and is now available on audiobook.

    The story concerns Rachel who every morning observes from her train window the daily rituals of those in the houses next to the railway tracks. Rachel longs to join these people. But all is not as it seems. Rachel glimpses something shocking from her window one morning. Does fate lead Rachel to see this? Or have the people in the houses been watching Rachel?

    Written by Paula Hawkins and narrated by Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louise Brealey, listeners will be on the edge of their seats from beginning till end!

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  • A Game of Thrones
    A Game of Thrones

    Price: £23.62

    Written By:George R.R. Martin

    Narrated By: Roy Dotrice

    Length:33 hrs and 45 mins

    George R.R. Martin’s immensely popular fantasy series gets the audiobook treatment. Narrated by veteran British actor Roy Dotrice, listeners are introduced to an addictive plot and unforgettable characters in this first installment of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ saga.

    We’re introduced to Lord Eddard Stark, Warden of the North and soon to be the Hand of the King. The struggle for the Iron Throne has only just begun as multiple threats all seek to lay claim to it. Can a man as honourable as Lord Stark survive the treachery at court?

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  • A History of the World
    A History of the World

    Price: £26.25

    Written By:Andrew Marr

    Narrated By: Andrew Marr and David Timson

    Length:26 hrs and 34 mins

    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century, Andrew Marr does an incredible job with his informative and incredibly entertaining take on the history of the world.

    Listeners embark on a global journey through human history taking in all the cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers. We also have a look at some of history’s great change makers such as Napoleon, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo, and Mao.

    History truly does come to life with this excellent audiobook.

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  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
    The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

    Price: £11.37

    Written By:Amy Schumer

    Narrated By: Amy Schumer

    Length:8 hrs

    Chosen as one of 2016’s best audiobooks by AudioFile Magazone, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo documents the life experiences of award-winning comedian, writer, producer and actress, Amy Schumer.

    Amy shares stories about her family, relationships, career, good – and bad – sex, recounting the experiences that have shaped who she is today. From the riches to rags story of her childhood to her teenage quest for popularity (and boys) to becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights.

    Funny, entertaining and surprisingly moving, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is one of the best autobiographical audiobooks we’ve ever listened to.

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