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.


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  • The Wise Man's Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11527)
    Performance
    (9730)
    Story
    (9815)

    "My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep...."

    Joe says: "Excellent, Imaginative, Beautiful, Page Turning!!!"
    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...")
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4459)
    Performance
    (3460)
    Story
    (3462)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    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")
  • Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Sandra Blakeslee
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (143)

    Have you ever wondered how a magician saws a woman in half? Or makes coins materialize out of thin air? Or reads your mind? Magic tricks work because humans have a hardwired process of attention and awareness that is hackable. A good magician uses your mind's intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu, to fool you every time, even when you know full well that you are being tricked.

    Roy says: "Very Informative"
    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")
  • Then Came You: Gambler of Craven's Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (490)

    Reckless, wild, and beautiful, Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society – and now she is determined to rescue her sister from an unwanted impending marriage to the notorious Alex, Lord Raiford, by fair means or foul. But while she succeeds outrageously, Alex is a master gamesman who is not to be undone.

    Amazon Customer says: "Addictive"
    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 ..
  • Rot & Ruin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (926)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (789)

    Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn’t have much of a choice. He’s tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn’t found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.

    Linda B says: "Quality, entertaining story"
    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")
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (659)

    Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

    michael says: "I was constantly frustrated by family! No longer."
    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")
  • Treachery In Death: In Death, Book 32

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2079)
    Performance
    (1342)
    Story
    (1338)

    In a New York City fifty years in the future, Detective Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law - including the ones sworn to uphold it. Eve Dallas and her partner, Peabody, are following up on a brutal, senseless crime - an elderly grocery owner killed by three stoned punks for nothing more than kicks and snacks. And for the first time, Peabody is primary detective on the case, which means she has to get used to a new level of authority and responsibility. Good thing she learned the ropes from a master like Eve. But after rounding up the perps, Peabody stumbles upon a much trickier situation.

    Jean says: "Treachery in Death"
    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")
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Benjamin Hale
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    Bruno Littlemore is quite unlike any chimpanzee in the world. Precocious, self-conscious and preternaturally gifted, young Bruno, born and raised in a habitat at the local zoo, falls under the care of a university primatologist named Lydia Littlemore. Learning of Bruno's ability to speak, Lydia takes Bruno into her home to oversee his education and nurture his passion for painting. But for all of his gifts, the chimpanzee has a rough time caging his more primal urges.

    Casey says: "Prepare To Be Dazzled!"
    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!")
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3740)
    Performance
    (3249)
    Story
    (3252)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    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")
  • Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Korda
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile, including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes, made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia".

    Ron says: "Excellent book and narration"
    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 ..
  • True Love and Other Disasters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Rachel Gibson
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (405)

    Best-selling author Rachel Gibson is acclaimed for her quick-witted and endearing romances. True Love and Other Disasters begins as the Seattle Chinooks hockey team owner dies, bequeathing the team to his young widow, Faith. Faith is determined to be taken seriously as the owner, and she’s not going to let anyone—especially dreamy star player Ty Savage—get in her way.

    S says: "More Rachel Gibson, please!"
    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!")
  • Three Seconds

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström, Kari Dickson (translator)
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (99)

    In this dark and gripping novel from number-one best-selling Swedish writing duo Roslund and Hellström, Piet Hoffman is the Swedish police’s most valuable secret operative. His cover is that of a lieutenant inside the ruthless Polish mafia, trying to take over amphetamine distribution within Sweden’s prison system. With this, his most dangerous assignment, success will mean a new identity and the freedom to start a new life with his wife and young sons.

    Howard says: "Forget the comparision - enjoy the read"
    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?")
  • Pathfinder: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kirby Heyborne, Don Leslie, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3074)
    Performance
    (2364)
    Story
    (2381)

    Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him - secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

    Paul from Washington says: "Story OK, Narration Mixed"
    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
  • The Elephant to Hollywood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Caine
    • Narrated By Michael Caine
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (283)
    Story
    (278)

    Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act. When he was in his late 50s, Michael Caine believed his Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was one of the most radical comebacks in film history.

    Kaye says: "A pleasure!"
    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. ..
  • Open Season: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (646)

    C.J. Box’s Open Season is a rare debut mystery that “immediately sets itself apart from the crowd” (Booklist). This thrilling novel stars Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming who finds his life in danger after he looks into a murder investigation and discovers a conspiracy involving an oil pipeline and its threat to an endangered species.

    Bob says: "The start of an adventure!"
    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")
  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Tim Wu
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (809)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (491)

    Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information? Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom in communications and culture. But as Tim Wu shows, each major new medium, from telephone to cable, arrived on a similar wave of idealistic optimism only to become, eventually, the object of industrial consolidation profoundly affecting how Americans communicate.

    Neil says: "Very interesting history, biased conclusions"
    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 ..
  • Iron Crowned: Dark Swan, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (384)

    New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead takes readers back to the Otherworld, an embattled realm mystically entwined with our world--and ruled by one woman's dangerous choice. Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land's queen, she's fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear.

    Cheryl says: "Sorry I used my last credit this month on this one"
    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")
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1235)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (772)

    Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches.

    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
    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 ..
  • Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (188)

    Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues profoundly to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Spanning the ocean's story, from its geological origins to the age of exploration, from World War II battles to today's struggles with pollution and overfishing, Winchester's narrative is epic, intimate, and awe inspiring.

    Andy says: "a whale of a book"
    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")
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