The Audible Essentials

The Audible Essentials is our list of 100 absolute must-listens. Hours were spent deliberating which books should (and shouldn't) make the cut. Ultimately, the final list was chosen to represent a wide range of genres, compelling stories, and can't-miss performances. These are the books that stand the test of time: vetted by our listeners and hand-picked by our editors as examples of excellence.

    • Jurassic Park

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Crichton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,625
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,608

    An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • CHAOS THEORY

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16
    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Crichton
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Series: Jurassic Park, Book 1
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18,040 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Over the week or so I spent listening to Scott Brick’s cool and unnerving narration of this sci-fi classic, it started to get into my head and even percolate into my dreams. Yes, I, a grown-up who had not had a nightmare in who knows how long, was shocked awake by dreams of being chased by dinosaurs, heart pounding and near tears. Despite this (or maybe because of this), Jurassic Park will forever be at the top of my must-listen list. It’s scary like a roller coaster and stays with you like a haunting dream. —Tricia, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,324

    By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

    • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12
    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12,258 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • There is no better way to (re)experience a classic like Dracula than by listening to this brilliantly produced multi-voice performance. It’s absolutely chilling (listen with the lights on) and at the same time theatrical (it brings the West End to audio). With too many top-notch performers to list (Alan Cumming, Katherine Kellgren, Tim Curry . . .) I found myself jumping with fear and excitement each time a favorite voice entered the scene. I’ll be listening to this annually as an homage to a gothic masterpiece brought to life by some of my favorite narrators in the world! —Tricia, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Kite Runner

    • By: Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,436

    Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07
    • By: Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 08-01-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12,656 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • We've learned the hard way that authors don't always make great narrators, but Khaled Hosseini is remarkably gifted in both roles. I have listened to the The Kite Runner again and again to be transported to Hosseini's Afghanistan and can appreciate it all the more because of his authentic pronunciations. —Diana, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Good Omens

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,279

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You'll laugh yourself silly

    • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 11-10-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17,862 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • The Apocalypse is coming, and it’s a surprisingly fun ride. Martin Jarvis’s skillful narration turns the varied characters of the Antichrist, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, angels, demons, and others into relatable people with familiar characteristics, making them somehow more tangible and certainly more hilarious than we’ve ever imagined. This was my first experience of “I enjoyed this audiobook so much that I need to find more from this narrator.” —David, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Night

    • By: Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,371

    Night is an unmistakably autobiographical account of the author's own gruesome experiences in Nazi Germany's death camps....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A haunting reminder...

    • By Ryan on 01-20-15
    • By: Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Series: Night Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,916 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • The legendary account of life and the fight for survival in Hitler’s death camps from the late Elie Wiesel deserves nothing less than masterful narration from George Guidall. This is a raw, bone-chilling, and sobering memoir that pays honorable tribute to all of those who suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany and offers great depth to their experience. Wiesel’s sparse, powerful prose shows just how real that experience was and how strongly it resonates. —Michael, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,061
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,096

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10
    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-02-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,196 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • This story is fascinating. While listening, I was amazed by some of the most incredible scientific discoveries that took place in the 20th century; I also felt ashamed when I learned of the unethical behaviors which cloud these successes. Cassandra Campbell and Bahni Turpin team up to bring the encounters between the Lacks family and journalist Rebecca Skloot to life. —Laura, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Little Life

    • A Novel
    • By: Hanya Yanagihara
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,786
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8,793

    When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had to call in SAD to work

    • By Angela on 10-17-15
    • A Novel
    • By: Hanya Yanagihara
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 10-06-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9,449 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Yanagihara's prose is so beautifully written, her characters so well drawn, you will go hours absorbed in her work, experiencing that heady feeling that only great fiction can induce. Yes, there are dark passages; scenes that will break your heart and make you angry. But there are also moments in this book that will make you think deeply about the nature of friendship and love, forgiveness and recovery, and what it means to actually share your life—your past, your pain, your aspirations, your joy—with those you love. Oliver Wyman is at his best, his voice reflecting the unavoidable emotional hold this story will have over you. —Doug, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,097

    David Sedaris' new collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. It begins with a North Carolina childhood filled with speech-therapy classes...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtly Funny Musings on Life Experiences

    • By FanB14 on 09-03-12
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 06-30-00
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7,813 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • If you’ve never listened to an audiobook before, start with David Sedaris. (Sidenote: I’m super jealous of you if you still get to experience David Sedaris for the first time.) America’s most beloved comic essayist delivers hilarious stories about his sadistic French teacher, his unconventional family, and the minor annoyances of modern life—all in his signature, hysterical voice. All of his essay collections are fabulous, but you really can’t go wrong with Me Talk Pretty One Day, which is peak-Sedaris. —Rachel, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Nix

    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Hill
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,978
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,377

    It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - college professor, stalled writer - has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nathan Hill is an exceptional storyteller.

    • By Bonny on 09-13-16
    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Hill
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 21 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 08-30-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,978 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • There are so many different elements and layers to The Nix that no summary or review really does it justice. There's so much to this un-pauseable story, which spans from 1960s Chicago, to present day New York, to—surprisingly—Norway. Debut author Nathan Hill makes you marvel at every sentence. And in-house favorite narrator Ari Fliakos equally captivates, effortlessly voicing lame politicos, pampered college kids, lost souls, and stunted hopefuls. It was voted Audible's Best Book of 2016 . . . need we say more? —Laura, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Beautiful Ruins

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,592
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,586

    On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My mind wandered

    • By Ella on 11-25-12
    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10,877 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • When new-to-Audible people ask me what they should listen to, Beautiful Ruins is one of my first recommendations. There is something special here, and you find out right away with Edoardo Ballerini and his impeccable accent taking on Jess Walter’s description of the Cinque Terre along Italy’s coast. Walter then speaks of intersecting lives and flips back and forth between present-day Hollywood and the Italian Riviera of the 1960s, telling a captivating story of love, disillusionment, friendship, and the realities of responsibility that you won’t soon forget. —Diana, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Things They Carried

    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,510
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,485

    The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy Load

    • By Mel on 10-28-13
    • By: Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7,027 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Bryan Cranston—best known for his portrayal of Walter White on the Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad—lends his powerful voice to Tim O'Brien's classic The Things They Carried. Cranston fully inhabits O'Brien's collection of semi-autobiographical stories about the Vietnam War and brings to it a sense of experience and remembrance as though he were actually there. —Chris, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $19.95

    • I Am Malala

    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,424

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than expected...

    • By Jan on 10-10-13
    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,264 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • In a world where terror begets violence, upends lives, and paralyzes the masses, Malala Yousafzai (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2015) is among the brave who fight back. But Malala wasn’t a trained soldier or an undercover journalist when the Taliban in Pakistan shot and almost killed her in 2012—she was a fifteen-year-old girl. Archie Panjabi seamlessly performs the voice of a triumphant young Muslim woman navigating a dangerous landscape to fight for the right to receive an education. —Rachael, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Golden Compass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,544

    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Terrific Book

    • By Arnold C. Macdonald on 01-28-04
    • His Dark Materials, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Series: His Dark Materials, Book 1
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,508 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Lyra, a smart, feisty, and fearless young girl goes on an adventure to save her kidnapped friend. While the action is intense, this book is so much more than an adventure. It takes place in a fascinating parallel universe where humans are bound to empathetic, shape-shifting spirit animals, and Lyra has a destiny to fulfill in a brewing cosmic war. Like Narnia and Middle Earth, Lyra’s world stayed with me long after I finished listening.—Sonja, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $35.00

    • In Cold Blood

    • By: Truman Capote
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,581
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,582

    On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still the Best

    • By Lisa on 01-10-06
    • By: Truman Capote
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-03-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,380 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • The book that effectively gave birth to the true crime genre we know and love today, In Cold Blood is just as shocking and suspenseful a listen today as it was when it was first written. And who better than the legendary Scott Brick to give this classic the performance it deserves? His delivery is at once menacing, sobering, and riveting. —Sam, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Hate U Give

    • By: Angie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26,587
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,666
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24,581

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

    • By Wendi on 01-14-18
    • By: Angie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 26,587 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • The Hate U Give took root in my heart and simply refuses to let go. Angie Thomas set a new standard in both the YA genre and among debut authors for me. This novel is transformative and stunning and one I’ll be recommending for years to come. Bahni Turpin’s performance reminded the team why we love audio so much. Not only does she embody Starr, she also gives each supporting character their own distinct personality and transitions so easily between teenage and adult characters that it’s (almost) unbelievable. —Katie, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,783
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,822

    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm not a runner ...

    • By B.J. on 09-01-09
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 05-05-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,810 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • In the real world I’ll never be the runner I am in my head, but having Fred Sanders in my ear playfully reading Christopher McDougall’s delightfully strange and complicated classic running tale inspires me in a way no training book could ever. Part memoir, though it may seem like fiction at times, it revolves around a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and a true cast of characters, while showing the triumphant human spirit. —Abby, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,548

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 02-16-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,750 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • This audiobook is essential for me, personally, because I raved about it in my job interview. So when Audible acquired me, I acquired it! Jack Weatherford has an anthropologist’s deep understanding of Mongolian culture, expressed in novelistic detail throughout this epic work of history. Jonathan Davis narrates the audiobook with meticulous attention to pronunciation, but also a performer’s sense of the arc of the story through time. —Christina, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,756

    This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!!

    • By Alia on 12-11-09
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 12-01-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,283 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Obviously this timeless tale is a heartwarming holiday classic, but Tim Curry truly elevates it, evoking the dirty, desperate, and barefoot landscape of Dickens’s Victorian London. I listen to it every year at Christmas time, and am always amazed anew at how the complexity and humanity in the story shines through. —Emily, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536

    A natural storyteller and raconteur in his own right, actor, comedian, carpenter, and all-around manly man Nick Offerman brings his distinctive baritone and comic versatility to Twain's writing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fall in Love All Over Again

    • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
    • Series: Twain's Tom and Huck, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 09-20-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman is known for playing the quintessential gruff male, but he thoroughly astonishes here, bending his baritone effortlessly to give Twain's characters life. My favorites: the uptight, exhaustive wailing of Aunt Polly; the cracked pleading of drunkard Muff Potter; and, of course, the winking, boyish charm of Tom himself, which Offerman gracefully transforms into tenderness during moments of adolescent melancholy. —Doug, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,539
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,562

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Gift.

    • By Amanda on 12-07-11
    • By: Mark Haddon
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 05-12-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,468 ratings
    • Why We Think It's Essential
    • Mark Haddon’s engrossing and intensely human novel about an autistic boy investigating the murder of a neighbor’s dog remains one of my favorite feats of storytelling. And I consider myself especially fortunate to have experienced it for the first time in audio. Award-winning narrator Jeff Woodman masterfully captures Christopher’s youth, intelligence and disarming directness, employing a detached delivery that conveys his condition while hinting at a rich emotional life that lays just underneath. It’s a beautifully nuanced performance that’s authentic, effortless, and deeply affecting. —Reid, Audible Editor

    Regular price: $19.99

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