Audible Staff Picks

We selected some of our all-time favorite listens for you to discover!
    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 48,486 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

    • 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
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 37,986 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: $19.99

    • By: Peter Clines
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Series: Threshold Universe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-12
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42,197 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

    • By: Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-11
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20,803 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

    • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
    • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Series: The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 07-19-16
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19,337 ratings
    • Michael's Pick
    • "Hell Divers is my main jam. Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith executes a brilliant concept flawlessly, and narrator R. C. Bray adds a crisp bravado that makes this whole series stupefyingly good." —Michael D., Audible Editor

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25,501 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

    • By: Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 06-02-15
    • Language: English
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 6,385 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

  • Regular price: $7.95

    • A Novel
    • By: Emily St. John Mandel
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-09-14
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 7,437 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

    • 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
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,172 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

  • Regular price: $27.93

    • A Novel
    • By: Erika Swyler
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-15
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,752 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

  • Regular price: $19.95

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Series: Earthseed, Book 1
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Release date: 06-16-09
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,056 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

    • By: Meg Howrey
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-17
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 386 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

    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-14
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 299 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

    • By: Cassandra Rose Clarke
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 10-11-12
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 203 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