Audible Staff Picks

We selected some of our all-time favorite listens for you to discover!
    • Norse Mythology

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,859
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40,124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,944

    Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention to the source, presenting a rendition of the great northern tales....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as it gets without the old texts

    • By William Taylor on 05-10-18
    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 43,859 ratings
    • Michael's Pick
    • "Neil Gaiman reading you Norse Mythology will make you feel like a young Fred Savage in The Princess Bride, hearing a great story from Grandpa Falk while you lie in bed." —Michael D., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33,329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,494
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30,588

    Inspired by The Hobbit, and begun in 1937, The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that J.R.R. Tolkien created to provide "the necessary background of history for Elvish tongues"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last - The Definitive Recording!

    • By L. N. on 10-10-12
    • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Series: The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 33,329 ratings
    • Catherine's Pick
    • "An audiobook that needs no introduction but really, if you haven’t listened, what are you waiting for? Rob Inglis’ spot-on narration makes this, in my opinion, the definitive edition of the classic fantasy adventure (and one of my all time favorites)." —Catherine H., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 14

    • By: Peter Clines
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37,532
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37,534

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me...

    • By Kristin on 08-30-12
    • By: Peter Clines
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Series: Threshold Universe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 40,505 ratings
    • Sam's Pick
    • "If you love a good mystery and are even remotely interested in sci-fi or horror, 14 is the perfect escapist treat, and listener-favorite narrator Ray Porter is at the top of his game in this performance. Plus if you loved LOST like I did, this book will help with those withdrawals you're likely still experiencing (just me?)" —Sam P., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Night Circus

    • By: Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,660

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The circus of your dreams

    • By Anonymous User on 09-22-11
    • By: Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19,474 ratings
    • Melissa's Pick
    • “Attention: this novel is narrated by Jim Dale. If you are an adult looking for a fantasy that’s bewilderingly magical, then look no further. I repeat, we have Jim Dale here! Enter the world of the Night Circus and prepare to be entranced, a little lost, and a lot in love.” —Melissa B., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Hell Divers

    • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,732
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15,687

    More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

    • By Michalena on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Hounded

    • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,931

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the

    • By Chris on 01-02-12
    • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 04-19-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24,052 ratings
    • Kyle's Pick
    • "Even though I am not usually a fan of the urban fantasy genre, I naturally gravitated towards this series for the simple fact that it takes place in Arizona (I am from Arizona) and that it is beloved by Audible listeners. A perfect blend of suspense, excitement, and humor, Kevin Hearne builds this world of the Iron Druid Chronicles with beautiful prose that I could not stop listening to." —Kyle S., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Man in the High Castle

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,847
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,364
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,387

    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!

    • By Gray on 06-23-15
    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 06-02-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 5,847 ratings
    • Kyle's Pick
    • "Mid-century American society is considered, by many, to be the golden age of the United States, but how easily we could have been forced into a very different reality is what makes this so vivid and chilling a listen. Philip K. Dick is a master of melding sci-fi and reality in a way that causes you to pause and assess your own life and times, and to that end this book does not disappoint." —Kyle S., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Alien: Out of the Shadows

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,466

    As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a work that I highly recommend

    • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Station Eleven

    • By: Emily St. John Mandel
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,219

    A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Alternative Dystopian Viewpoint

    • By CScott on 12-20-16
    • By: Emily St. John Mandel
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-09-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6,873 ratings
    • Catherine's Pick
    • "The most profoundly hopeful post-apocalyptic novel that I have ever listened to, Station Eleven shows us what the future looks like when we do our best to preserve culture and humanity even after all else seems lost." —Catherine H., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Blade Runner

    • Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,627
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,634

    Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Asking the important questions 50 years on

    • By Ian C Robertson on 05-09-12
    • Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 11-27-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5,359 ratings
    • Sam's Pick
    • "Okay, maybe this is one of those cases where the movie is more iconic than the book itself—but I urge any fan of the film or sci-fi in general to listen to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (retitled here). The novel is much different—in some ways trippier, in some ways even more complex—and Philip K. Dick himself was apparently delighted with how Ridley Scott imagined his world." —Sam P., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Oryx and Crake

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,021
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,800

    The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Scary Stuff

    • By Doug on 07-21-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Book of Speculation

    • A Novel
    • By: Erika Swyler
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,441

    Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home - a house perched on the edge of a bluff....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I lost myself in this book

    • By Barb Freman on 07-30-15
    • A Novel
    • By: Erika Swyler
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,616 ratings
    • Tricia's Pick
    • "This clever and enchanting tale satisfies the urge to run off and join the circus. And what puts it at the top of my list is the stand-out narration by Ari Fliakos, whose extraordinary performance left me completely spellbound." —Tricia F., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Where the Hell is Tesla?

    • A Novel
    • By: Rob Dircks
    • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,097
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,892

    I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

    • By Cheri on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Parable of the Sower

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

    Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler paints a stunning portrait of an all-too-believable near future....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Mark

    • By Noah Paul on 11-05-09
    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Release date: 06-16-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534 ratings
    • Abby's Pick
    • "Being introduced to Octavia E. Butler was an awakening for me. Even though I’d often gravitated to sci-fi, finding this Black author ahead of her time with this visionary near-future dystopian tale of separatism as a means to move forward reinforced the power of storytelling for me.” —Abby W., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Wanderers

    • By: Meg Howrey
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 344

    Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Voyage Of Discovery

    • By Sara on 03-05-18
    • By: Meg Howrey
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 368 ratings
    • Michael's Pick
    • "Don't go into this one expecting action like The Martian, but if you love a good character study this is your book. Meg Howrey highlights the small moments that make up big personalities for a book that doesn't need to blast off to be far out." —Michael D., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Tigerman

    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    Lester Ferris needs a rest. He's spent his life being shot at, and Afghanistan was the last stop on his road to exhaustion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start - but very touching

    • By Cath on 08-25-14
    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 281 ratings
    • Michael's Pick
    • "It's hard not to love this super quirky and original story from Nick Harkaway. Every moment is packed with referential wit and style, and British narrator Matt Bates adds just the right amount of spark to what is otherwise actually a very heartwarming story." —Michael D., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Assassin's Curse

    • By: Cassandra Rose Clarke
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An okay read

    • By A. Sunmonu on 10-31-12
    • By: Cassandra Rose Clarke
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 193 ratings
    • Melissa's Pick
    • “Okay, so we’ve got Arabian pirates, magic, a runaway bride, and good helping of teen angst. A winning combination? At first I chuckled at the description, but then I had to swallow my laughter when I found I’d devoured the thing in two days. With Tania Rodrigues as the narrator, the hours melted away and I ended up loving this adventuresome romantic fantasy.” —Melissa B., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $16.52