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Drama & Poetry

Top 100
    • Mala

    • By: Melinda Lopez
    • Narrated by: Melinda Lopez
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,315

    An utterly unsentimental journey toward the end of life, Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in the moment....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hardest thing to do

    • By Christy on 02-03-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Harry Clarke

    • With Bonus Performance: Lillian
    • By: David Cale
    • Narrated by: Billy Crudup, David Cale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,492
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,489

    A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller starring Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come for Harry, stay for Lillian

    • By Celeste Albers on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Have a Nice Day

    • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
    • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,046

    Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming

    • By Jayne on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Feeding the Dragon

    • By: Sharon Washington
    • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,232

    Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story!

    • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Girls & Boys

    • By: Dennis Kelly
    • Narrated by: Carey Mulligan
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,727
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,670

    A pulse-pounding new play from Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have never heard a story performed so well.

    • By Erin Reeve on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Sakina's Restaurant

    • By: Aasif Mandvi
    • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sakina's Restaurant breathes new life into an age old story: the emotive tale of an immigrant coming to New York in pursuit of the American dream....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Raven

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Michael Troy
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • overly dramatic, but still a story for the ages...

    • By Anonymous User on 01-29-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Milk and Honey

    • By: Rupi Kaur
    • Narrated by: Rupi Kaur
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

    Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and Intense

    • By Britney on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $9.44

    • The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ambreen Razia
    • Narrated by: Ambreen Razia
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,428
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,223
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,215

    A bold and provocative one-person play, written and performed by Ambreen Razia....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Standard coming of age with Islamic slant

    • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Long Way Down

    • By: Jason Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    Jason Reynolds' fiercely stunning novel takes place in 60 potent seconds - the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real and Relevant!

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $9.44

    • On Drinking

    • By: Charles Bukowski
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A powerful testament to the pleasures and miseries of a life in drink, and a window into the soul of one of our most beloved and enduring writers, On Drinking is the definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol....

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 841
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 689

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Version

    • By Michael G. Stoffel on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Poetic Edda

    • Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes
    • By: Jackson Crawford
    • Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 79

    The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!). These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen I've been waiting for this

    • By Adam on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Gruffalo

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 100

    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the all time great childrens books

    • By Daryl on 01-22-10

    Regular price: $4.47

    • The Poems of T. S. Eliot

    • Read by Jeremy Irons
    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4, Jeremy Irons' perceptive reading illuminates the poetry of T. S. Eliot in all its complexity....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horribly Frustrating to Follow

    • By AVS on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Stories by Heart

    • By: John Lithgow, Ring Lardner, P. G. Wodehouse, and others
    • Narrated by: John Lithgow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actor John Lithgow (The Crown, Dexter, 3rd Rock from the Sun) brings his latest critically acclaimed Broadway performance to Audible....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I would pay to see this man perform live!!👍

    • By George on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft - and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Classic, Brought Back High School Memories

    • By Samantha on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 259

    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divine Comedy

    • By Tbaley on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $56.00

    • And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

    • A Book of Poems
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 451

    The beloved and best-selling author reads aloud from her third book of verse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing compares to hearing the actual author read

    • By Barry White on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $13.27

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