From new additions to blockbuster series to re-imaginings of timeless classics, this was another incredible year for listening. We’ve highlighted the best of the best below, including listener favorites, top picks from our editors, and Narrator of the Year.
Written specifically for audio and produced by Audible Studios, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel is the second re-imagining of a Shakespeare classic from authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson (who previously teamed up for Macbeth: A Novel). Richard Armitage (of The Hobbit films) delivers a spellbinding performance, drawing on his experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company to bring this suspenseful, tragic tale to life. The result is a one-of-a-kind audio experience that reinvigorates a timeless classic for fans of the story while allowing others to discover it in a whole new way. And we’re not the only ones singing Hamlet's praises – just take a look at the countless five-star reviews from listeners.