Credit Worthy Listens
When you have just one or two credits a month to use on the audiobooks that can make you want to extend your commute, your workout, or your errands, it's important to pick just the right listens.

To help you make your selections, we're rounding up high-quality, engaging new releases that get you a lot of valuable listening for your credit. Check back for additions every week.

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  • The Postmistress

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sarah Blake
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (255)
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    Alternating between an America still cocooned in its inability to grasp the danger at hand and a Europe being torn apart by war, The Postmistress gives us two women who find themselves unable to deliver the news, and a third woman desperately waiting for news yet afraid to hear it. Sarah Blake's The Postmistress shows how we bear the fact that war goes on around us while ordinary lives continue. Filled with stunning parallels to today, it is a remarkable novel.

    Babs says: "Reasonably enjoyable, but too full of stereotypes"
    Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, has been raving about Sarah Blake's debut novel. The Postmistress made me homesick for a time before I was even born. What's remarkable, however, is how relevant the story is to our present-day times. A beautifully-written, thought provoking novel. . .
  • Dark Lady's Chosen: Chronicles of the Necromancer, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Gail Z. Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (148)

    The fourth thrilling installment of Gail Z Martin's Chronicles of the Necromancer series sees Tris's kingdom on the brink of collapse. The ate of Jonmarc Vahanian is also hanging in the balance, as the vampires and the undead enter into a deadly civil war - and threaten to unleash an even greater danger onto the world.

    David Maloney says: "the villian is way to easy to see"
    In this thrilling fourth installment of Gail Z. Martin's Chronicles of the Necromancer series, Tris's kingdom is on the brink of collapse. Martin herself writes and reads the exclusive introduction exclusive to this audio.
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8995)
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    (7052)
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    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World is another fine example of history on the road. Jack Weatherford discovered the Genghis Kahn from the ground up - tracking his and his descendants' remarkable conquests, while exploring the modernizing influence that the Mongols had on the world. Along the way Weatherford reveals the man behind the legend, one more intelligent and much less brutal than history currently imagines.
  • The Little Death

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By P. J. Parrish
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (19)
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    A little sex. A little death. Most people would kill to live in glamorous Palm Beach, with its beautiful women, five-star resorts, and dazzling coast. But most people don't know what really goes on in the bedrooms of the rich and famous....Mark Durand did - and now the handsome high-class "walker," who escorted the wealthiest women to posh affairs, is dead, his beheaded corpse found in an abandoned cattle pen.

    Kelly R. Anderson says: "The Little Death"
    This new novel by dynamic duo sisters P.J. Parrish promises a little bit of everything: A little sex, a little death, all wrapped up in the too-beautiful-to-be-true locale of Palm Beach. Everyone is raving about this stylish thriller, especially Jeffery Deaver.
  • A Night Too Dark: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (167)

    In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak’s Park, they’ve been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish. Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it.

    Sylvie says: "Really entertaining"
    In Dana Stabenow's latest novel, the 17th in a series chronicling life, death, love, tragedy, mischief, controversy, nature and survival in Alaska, everyone seems to be disappearing. Smart and sexy PI Kate Shugak is almost relieved to find a body - this she can handle. Until the identity of the body vanishes, too.
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5627)
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    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    One of the most anticipated recordings of the year, The Prince of Tides will not disappoint Pat Conroy's many fiction fans. The five-star reviews keep coming in for this one.
  • The Brutal Telling: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3415)
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    (2786)
    Story
    (2768)

    As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village?

    Marie says: "Satisfying but sad"
    A classic mystery, The Brutal Telling is Louise Penny at her best. Three-time Audie Award nominee Ralph Cosham brings the small town secrets and colorful characters of Canada's Three Pines wonderfully alive. One of the best traditional mysteries series currently being published,says Booklist (starred review).
  • Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (207)

    From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

    Kat says: "I wish they'd turn this into a movie!"
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took the literary world by storm when it introduced the un-dead to Jane Austen's classic. In this stellar followup, Kellgren again nails a proper English accent and contrasting moments of mashup suspense.
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1996)
    Performance
    (1459)
    Story
    (1463)

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    JOHN says: "TEN STARS"
    Tom Wolfe's classic debut novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, is made even better in audio with Barrett's five-star narration.
  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (237)

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

    fishrock says: "Please up-date the addition"
    This brilliant and banned classic, handed to President Obama by Hugo Chavez this past April, is a must-read for anyone interested in the endlessly fascinating history of Latin America
  • The Ghosts of Belfast

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2052)
    Performance
    (1355)
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    Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

    David P. McGivern says: "What an unexpected good read!"
    The top ranks of crime writers agree: The Ghosts of Belfast is the best first novel I've read in years, says James Ellroy. One of the finest thriller debuts of the last ten years, declares John Connolly. Stuart Neville is Ireland's answer to Henning Mankell. (Ken Bruen)
  • Chronic City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (69)

    Chase Insteadman, a handsome fixture on Manhattan's social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom. Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancée is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like his fiancée , Chase is adrift, she in Earth's stratosphere, he in a vague routine.

    Bobby says: "Don't listen to the naysayers!"
    Sprawling and surreal, this stunning follow-up to the acclaimed Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude will have you never looking at Manhattan the same way again.
  • Breaking the Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a young woman flees to New York in search of a new life. Adopting the initial M as her name, and reinventing herself, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the catwalks of Paris, where she becomes the muse and star model to France's iconic designer Jean-Louis Tremont.

    Karen says: "Just OK"
    A spin off-novel in Barbara Taylor Bradford's best-selling Harte series, Breaking the Rules features a mysterious new heroine, M, who travels the world seeking to reinvent herself--from New York to the chic fashion capitals of London and Paris, to the exotic locales of Istanbul and Hong Kong.
  • Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Michael J. Sandel
    • Narrated By Michael J. Sandel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (370)

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? These questions are at the core of our public life today - and at the heart of Justice, in which Michael J. Sandel shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us to make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A very worthwhile book"
    Justice, based on Michael J. Sandel's legendary Harvard course, invites listeners of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways.
  • A Gate at the Stairs

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lorrie Moore
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (99)

    In her dazzling new novel--her first in more than a decade--Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love.

    Wendy says: "Great Writing - Not Great Book"
    It's not just the professional book reviewers raving about A Gate at the Stairs. AudibleListener member Jaime from Canada calls Lorrie Moore's latest the best-narrated audiobook I have listened to
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Ramon De Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2867)
    Performance
    (2330)
    Story
    (2344)

    The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

    Jamie says: "Greatly entertaining, not for all audiences."
    Critics are calling This Is Where I Leave You, featuring the enjoyably dysfunctional Foxman clan, Jonathan Tropper's best novel.
  • The Palace of Illusions

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated By Sneha Mathan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (148)

    The novel traces the princess Panchaali's life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war involving all the important kings of India.

    Richard says: "timeless story"
    This recasting of the Indian epic poem Mahabharat is set in an ancient, mythical world and follows the life of a spirited princess. Your fellow listeners are raving about this one...
  • Rain Gods: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1532)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (770)

    When Hackberry Holland became sheriff of a tiny Texas town near the Mexican border, he'd hoped to leave certain things behind: his checkered reputation, his haunted dreams, and his obsessive memories of the good life with his late wife, Rie. But the discovery of the bodies of nine illegal aliens, machine-gunned to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a church, soon makes it clear that he won't escape so easily.

    Catherine says: "Divided Loyalties and Sultry Prose"
    Few authors and narrators are as perfectly matched as James Lee Burke and Will Patton. Now the dynamic pair brings us to a tiny Texas border town, where the sherriff has to track down the murderer of nine illegal aliens...
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