Whether they're books you took a chance on - and loved - or new series adventures that exceeded even your greatest expectations, these surprise listener favorites have climbed the charts thanks to your top ratings and rave reviews.
Featured Review: "Amazing book. Amazing series. I basically haven't done anything for the past 3 days so I could listen to it all. Every time I read/listen to a story on this level, I feel empty when I have to wait for the next. I agree with the extra time spent on it. It was worth it." (Charles, ***** star review, "My friends wondered where I was all weekend...")
Featured Review: "Molly Harper, YOU ROCK!!! I have listened to each of her books numerous times, and LOVE each one of them. I was afraid to start another series, because I just knew it could not be as good as the first. WRONG-O. I LOVED this book! I laughed so hard at the Baby Beluga story, my husband hushed me. He will never understand. Excellent guilty pleasure book!!!" (Dixie, ***** star review, "Couldn't stop listening")
Featured Review: "Audible carries a number of books on neuroscience, neuroplasticity and the like. I read everyone I come across and so I joined Macknik, Martinez-Conde, and Blakeslee in Sleights of Mind. While it reveals some of the cognitive and perceptual aspects of illusions, it makes many applications to everyday life as well. This book opens the listener to the world in unexpected ways. If you are interested in magic, this is wonderful. If you are interested in perception, it is very informative. If you have given perception, memory, and cognition dissonance little or no thought, do it now. Well-written and wonderfully read by Lloyd James." (Roy, ***** star review, "Very Informative")
Featured Review: "Lisa Kleypas is addictive. I found Ms. Kleypas' work when the first Wallflowers book was on sale and I have been hooked ever since. But as you go back through her work, all her characters seem connected in a history that will make sense to readers that follow her work, but you don't necessarily have to read them all to enjoy each novel. Then Came You seems to be the beginning of the history and is a beautiful love story that appeals to all romance lovers. The only thing that makes her work better is the narrator, that gives every character a unique voice that is so amazing, it's made it impossible for me to read a book if I know there is a production out there that she has performed. I have yet to be disappointed ..
Featured Review: "Though this may have been meant as a young adult book, I really believe listeners of any age will enjoy it. The characters are very well-developed, and the relationship between the main character and his heroic and misunderstood older brother is truly compelling. Combined with zombie action, a hefty dose of post-apocalyptic bad guys and some coming-of-age elements for both our young characters, and the next generation after the zombie apocalypse, I found this a highly entertaining and sometimes very thoughtful and moving adventure. The reader does quite a fine job as well. I highly recommend it!" (Louise, ***** star review, "Quality, entertaining story")
Featured Review: "This may be the best audiobook I've ever listened to out of hundreds purchased. I've listened to it twice now this week alone. It is scientifically sound and makes reference to studies on nearly every point they make. One of the great things in this book is it shows how our current culture's infatuation with the ideal of "independence" is nonsense. We are social animals and depend on our close group of friends, family and on our lover. Many tools are given to improve your relationships: effective communication, assessing your own needs, etc. I can't recommend this work highly enough." (Sally, ***** star review, "Loved this book")
Featured Review: "Fast-paced and full of intrigue, Treachery in Death hits all the right notes. There's something for everyone who enjoys the In Death series: great character development and interactions, humor, action and some wonderful Eve/Roarke moments. Eve's adversary is one of the strongest and most interesting in the series. As always, Susan Ericksen does a wonderful job bringing the entire cast of characters to life. Highly recommended!" (Mary, ***** star review, "Outstanding")
Featured Review: "The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore is an amazing novel. It is often hilarious, occasionally revolting and never stops asking, "What exactly does it mean to be human?" Bruno Littlemore experiences life on both sides of the glass wall that separates the chimpanzees from the visitors at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. That unique perspective is what makes this book so wonderful. This is Benjamin Hale's first novel and he's created something very special. Robert Petkoff does a tremendous job reading the book. This is the kind of book I will listen to again and again and every time find something new and amazing." (Casey, ***** star review, "Prepare To Be Dazzled!")
Featured Review: "This author was new to me, as was the narrator (though of course I remember his roles in Star Trek, etc. with fondness). Hope it won't be the last. The reading was clear and well-punctuated. I only tend to write reviews if I have something to complain about or something to praise, happily, this is the latter. The book had me almost rolling on the floor in stiches, a rare event for a science fiction book. Audible Frontiers has come up trumps again, well done!" (Christopher, ***** star review, "excellent")
Featured Review: "Lawrence is known to most of us through the 1962 film about him, but hearing his story told is still quite interesting. He was certainly one man in ten thousand if not a million...multi-lingual, supremely confident, repulsed by killing but an expert in warfare who personally killed many men, a true friend to those whom he cared to be friends with, but a man who could not stand to be touched, even a handshake being repulsive to him. He accomplished what was considered impossible on the field of battle, and his British superiors betrayed him after the war by refusing to honor one of the goals Lawrence sought as a motivator for his actions: Arab autonomy in the Middle East. The book is well-written, and the narrator does ..
Featured Review: "If I could have given this 10 stars I would. I loved the story—it was well-written, not sappy or stupid. Sexy and steamy and the chemistry between the two main characters is incredible. I hope Audible will release more books by Rachel Gibson. I've listened to all three and she is quickly becoming my favorite. Susan Bennett is an excellent narrator. This book is a win-win." (Linda, ***** star review, "Loved it!")
Featured Review: "I loved Three Seconds. The book is good from beginning to end, and more than once I found myself sitting in a parking lot, unwilling to stop listening. It is a little difficult to deal with the addresses and character names, but if you have made it through the Larsson books you will do so here as well. The storyline covers an area I have been curious about. How do those working under cover for law enforcement live...what motivates them, do they have families, what do the families know. This book left me, long after I finished, wondering what I would be willing to give up to improve the world I live in." (Kathy, **** star review, "What Would I Be Willing to Give Up?")
Featured Review: "I have always been a huge fan of Orson Scott Card's writing style, he writes his books like he intends them to be read out loud. The Ender Series is by far his best work (Speaker for the Dead takes the cake), but this story is so unique and enthralling that I could not stop listening. I usually sit and multitask while I listen to my book, doing homework, working, driving, etc. but this book I would stop other things and just sit and listen. OSC did a fantastic job creating another whole new universe and magic system, and plays around with the laws of time travel. Nothing is too confusing, which is rare for a time travel book. My final word: Well done Orson Scott Card, This book is a keeper for my audio folder
Featured Review: "What's it all about, you ask? It's all about Alfie and so much more. First of all, let's talk about the narration. If you listen to books, you already know that the narrator makes or breaks the book. Michael Caine is a great narrator. His cockney accent is unique among book narrators that I have heard and I hope he will consider narrating more books. He is so relaxed in the narration and his reading is a warm and genuine voice to his own story. Now let's talk about the book. I think what I liked best about the book is that you get so many amazing stories of old and new Hollywood. I have to admit that celebrity anecdotes, like the ones Michael Caine wrote, are a guilty pleasure of mine. In a nutshell, this book is entertaining. ..
Featured Review: "I first listened to Below Zero about a year ago. I found it on sale and thought it sounded interesting. Since then I've listened to everything Audible has by C.J. Box. David Chandler does such an excellent job at narrating the Joe Pickett series I had to have this book in my collection. You won't be disappointed." (Dan, ***** star review, "outstanding listen")
Featured Review: "Wu's book ties together the stories of the evolution of various information technologies into mass media conglomerates and empires in America over the past 150 years. Just as interesting as the parallel paths of consolidation into monopolies is the impact of the various larger-than-life moguls who built these empires. From Theodore Vail and Adolf Zucker to Steve Jobs these men recognized the opportunities of their lifetimes and seized them by the throat. It is instructive to consider this recurring history when anticipating the likely future of the Internet. Will the Googles dominate or will it be a new era of Net neutrality? It may be too early to say, but this book makes you aware of the likely scenario that history ..
Featured Review: "As with all Richelle Mead books, Iron Crowned is an emotional rollercoaster! So be prepared to love to hate, and hate to love, all of the main characters at one time or another. You will not be able to stop listening, and will find yourself thinking about this book for weeks after you have finished. Jennifer Van Dyck is perfect for this production!" (Leslie, ***** star review, "Richelle Mead continues to deliver great books")
Featured Review: "Every book Terry Pratchett writes is a treasure, and this book is no exception. In Pratchett's fourth book in the Tiffany Aching series, he again produces an astutely clever and astounding narrative reflecting the basic natures of humanity, both the good and bad, the just and unjust, the altruistic and spiteful. The nearly 16-year-old Tiffany must navigate the superstitious hatred and violence that is targeting "witches" in general and Tiffany in particular and stop the Clever Man who is generating it. This book delves into the meaner side of humanity, including family-directed violence. Pratchett skillfully navigates these issues in this YA book in such a manner that while the material itself may be considered as for ..
Featured Review: "Atlantic is well-researched, interesting and superbly narrated. Between the so very interesting details Winchester weaves together, ranging from geology to geography to science to the personalities, the story is captivating. Winchester's vibrancy of language, coupled with his wonderful voice, make this a most entertaining and very informative audiobook." (Andy, ***** star review, "a whale of a book")