The bestselling audiobooks on Audible you need to listen to, from Obama’s memoir to the “Bridgerton” series

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If you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ways to entertain yourself at home, having already baked bread, purchased a tie-dye sweatsuit, and flirted with the idea of committing to a stationary bike, then may we suggest the hours of entertainment that come with the reasonable price of a great audiobook?

Below is some of the bestselling audiobooks available on Audible right now, with descriptions provided by Amazon (edited and condensed lightly). The site has hundreds of thousands of titles to choose between, as well as a catalog of podcasts.

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Here are some of the bestselling audiobooks on Audible that you need to listen to:


“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $22

From the Academy Award–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.


“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

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Free on Audible with a 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $16

From the number-one bestselling author of “The Nightingale” and “The Great Alone” comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them.


“A Promised Land” by Barack Obama

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $34

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency — a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.


“Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon from $29.43

No matter your goals, “Atomic Habits” offers a proven framework for improving every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.


“Believe It” by Jamie Kern Lima

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $30.01

In “Believe IT”, Jamie Kern Lima, founder of IT Cosmetics, shares the wild but true story of how a once struggling waitress turned her against-the-grain idea into an international bestselling sensation, eventually selling the company for over a billion dollars and becoming the first female CEO of a brand in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history.


“Firefly Lane” by Kristin Hannah

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $12

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all — beauty, brains, ambition.

On the surface, they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.


“H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection” by H.G. Wells

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

He’s often been called the father of science fiction. Now, listen to H. G. Wells’ five science fiction novels in one definitive collection. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, the collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant, and Alexander Vlahos.


“Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds” by David Goggins

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon from $20.20

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America.

In “Can’t Hurt Me,” he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.


“The Unspoken” by Ian K. Smith

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $15.58

Former Chicago detective Ashe Cayne is desperate for redemption. After refusing to participate in a police department cover-up involving the death of a young Black man, Cayne is pushed out of the force. But he won’t sit quietly on the sidelines: he’s compelled to fight for justice as a private investigator…even if it means putting himself in jeopardy.


“Think Again” by Adam Grant

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $25.91

The bestselling author of “Give and Take” and “Originals” examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.


“The Complete Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

This book contains all the investigations and adventures of the world’s most popular detective, Sherlock Holmes. From “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott” to “His Last Bow”, we follow the illustrious career of this quintessential British hero from his university days to his final case.


“The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $19.19

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe, there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?


“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $24

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical — and accessible — plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.


“Relentless” by Mark Greaney

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $26.25

Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and a vital piece of intelligence.

Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova is in Berlin. Her mission: to infiltrate a private intelligence firm with some alarming connections. The closer she gets to answers, the less likely she is to get out alive.

Court and Zoya are just two pieces on this international chessboard, and they’re about to discover one undeniable truth—sometimes capturing a king requires sacrificing some pawns.


“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $19

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.


“And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $16.19

“Ten . . .”

Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U. N. Owen.”

“Nine . . .”

At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

“Eight . . .”

Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one…as one by one…they begin to die.

“Seven . . .”

Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?


“Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $16

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous — and addictive — than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest — a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who’ll kill millions to get what he wants.


“Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $27.75

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.


“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $22

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, “Untamed” is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.

This is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.


“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $10

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $17.93

Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, “Orphan Train” is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.


“Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $16.19

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them — for a price — until something goes wrong.


“To Sir Phillip, with Love” by Julia Quinn

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $19.50

She wrote him a letter…and he stole her heart.

Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except…she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her…and more.


“Hunt, Gather, Parent” by Michaeleen Doucleff

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $32.26

The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?


“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $25.90

From “The New York Times” bestselling author of “The Mothers”, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.


“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $12

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.

Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life — until the unthinkable happens.


“When He Was Wicked” by Julia Quinn

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $14.95

In every life, there is a turning point… A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.


“Skyward” by Brandon Sanderson

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $17.31

Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s — a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa’s chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.


“A Court of Silver Flames” by Sarah J. Maas

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Free on Audible with 30-day trial

Available on Amazon for $16

Sarah J. Maas’s sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, Nesta.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance — and healing — in each other’s arms.

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