Finished Netflix’s 'Tiger King?' Here’s What to Listen to Next

Netflix’s wild documentary about a feuding group of big cat zoo owners arrived just in time to distract us from our quarantine blues. So after we finished the series and exhausted every meme, we did what we always do in times of crisis: We polled the Audible editors for listening recommendations.

True to our persnickety tastes, some editors suggested stranger-than-fiction true crime with predatory twists; others leaned into subjects that Tiger King left to viewers to decode, like the ethics of animal treatment and the psychology of bad (human) behavior. We also found novels, short stories, and scripted audio featuring bizarro families and other colorful characters, and a cozy mystery with a wild side. You’ll just have to imagine the haircuts for yourself.

The Dragon Behind the Glass

The Dragon Behind the Glass

Delving into an outlandish realm of obsession, paranoia, and criminality, The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other: a powerful predator dating to the age of the dinosaurs....

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech start-up founded by Elizabeth Holmes by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end....

Serpentine

Serpentine

There was no pattern to the murders, no common thread other than the fact that the victims were all vacationers, robbed of their possessions, and slain in seemingly random crimes. Authorities across three continents and a dozen nations had no idea they were all looking for the same man....

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the number-one New York Times best seller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of Talking to Strangers, a powerful examination of our interactions with people....

Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My

Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My

Opening up a dime store in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair thought she'd left the wilds of city life behind her....

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!

The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon....

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness....

Diamond Doris

Diamond Doris

In the ebullient spirit of Ocean’s 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world’s most notorious jewel thief - a woman who defied society’s prejudices and norms to carve her own path....

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen....

American Kingpin

American Kingpin

In 2011, a 26-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything....

My Friend Anna

My Friend Anna

The astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City - as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000....

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

This is the spellbinding tale of a mysterious doctor who revolutionized neonatal care more than 100 years ago and saved some 7,000 babies....

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth — he invented the lie detector test — lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. A tour de force of intellectual and cultural history.

Our Symphony with Animals

Our Symphony with Animals

Humanity's compassion for animals is the next step in our species' moral evolution and a vital component of our own health. Our Symphony with Animals is the definitive account for why our relationships with animals matter....

The Feather Thief

The Feather Thief

On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, 20-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History....

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction....

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

This sweeping historical audiobook about a dance hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love....

Cut and Run

Cut and Run

Samantha Dugan and Abe Lally are best friends. They steal kidneys. They have their reasons....

Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then, Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now....

Geek Love

Geek Love

No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore....

It Burns

It Burns

In the process of charting the scandal-plagued race to breed the world’s hottest chilli, the audio documentary lifts the lid on the subculture of ‘Chilli-heads’, hardcore chilli fans spread across the globe who compete in chilli eating and breeding competitions.... 

Monster of God

Monster of God

For millennia, lions, tigers, and their man-eating kin have kept our dark, scary forests dark and scary, and their predatory majesty has been the stuff of folklore....

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