The 25 Best Audible Plus Books to Listen in 2021

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Not long ago Audible has released a brand new monthly subscription plan called Audible Plus. With $7.95 per month, we can get unlimited access to over 11,000 audiobooks, Audible Originals and podcasts from the Audible Plus Catalog. What are the best titles we can find in Audible Plus? After careful examination, here we've compiled a list of the best Audible plus books you can listen to right now.

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Literature & Fiction

1. 1984

1984Nineteen Eighty-Four: A novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, 1984 centers on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviors within society. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

Author: George Orwell

Narrator: Simon Prebble

Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins

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2. The Queen's Gambit

The Queen's GambitThe Queen's Gambit is a 2020 American coming-of-age period drama miniseries based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. Beginning in the mid-1950s and proceeding into the 1960s, the story follows the life of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, during her quest to become the world's greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems and drug and alcohol dependency.

Author: Walter Tevis

Narrator: Amy Landon

Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins

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3. Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceOne of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

Author: Jane Austen

Narrator: Rosamund Pike

Length:11 hrs and 35 mins

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4. When You Find Me

When You Find MeWhen You Find Me is the sort of story that grabs you by the neck and keeps you breathless as the secrets of this genteel southern world unfold in a series of horrifying revelations. Like a gin-soaked fever-dream, it unfolds at a delicious pace. Set aside a day; once you start, you won’t put it down.

Author: P. J. Vernon

Narrator: Amy McFadden, Bahni Turpin

Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins

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5. Anna Karenina

Anna KareninaAnna Karenina is a complex novel in eight parts, with more than a dozen major characters, typically contained in two volumes. It deals with themes of betrayal, faith, family, marriage, Imperial Russian society, desire, and rural vs. city life. The plot centers on an extramarital affair between Anna and dashing cavalry officer Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky that scandalizes the social circles of Saint Petersburg and forces the young lovers to flee to Italy in a search for happiness. After they return to Russia, their lives further unravel.

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Narrator: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins

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Biographies & Memoirs

6. The Republic of Pirates

The Republic PiratesThe Republic of Pirates was the base or stronghold of a loose confederacy run by privateers-turned-pirates in Nassau on New Providence island in the Bahamas for about eleven years from 1706 until 1718. Although not a state or republic in a formal sense, it was governed by its own informal 'Code of Conduct'. The activities of the pirates caused havoc with trade and shipping in the West Indies, until governor Woodes Rogers reached Nassau in 1718 and restored British control.

Author: Colin Woodard

Narrator: Lewis Grenville

Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins

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7. Goodbye, Things

Goodbye ThingsIn Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

Author: Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita - translator

Narrator: Keith Szarabajka

Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins

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8. Break Shot: My First 21 Years

Break ShotRecorded in his home studio, The Barn in western Massachusetts, James Taylor tells the deeply personal story of his youth, which is entwined with the story of his family. What started as an idyllic tight unit soon became a family sent to different emotional corners - like a break shot in the game of pool, he says, when you slam the cue ball into the fifteen other balls and they all go flying off. He had committed himself twice to a psychiatric hospital, battled depression, a heroin addiction, suffered a relapse, and traveled far away from the wood smoke and moonshine of the North Carolina landscapes in which he came of age. Despite it all, he was also on the cusp of super-stardom and on his way to bringing light and joy to millions.

Author: James Taylor

Narrator: James Taylor

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins

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9. The Cases That Haunt Us

The Cases That Haunt UsWith uniquely gripping analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Zodiac Killer, and the Whitechapel murders. Utilizing techniques developed by Douglas himself, they give detailed profiles and reveal chief suspects in pursuit of what really happened in each case. The Cases That Haunt Us not only offers convincing and controversial conclusions, but it also deconstructs the evidence and widely held beliefs surrounding each case and rebuilds them -- with fascinating, surprising, and haunting results.

Author: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner

Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins

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10. The Hiding Place

The Hiding PlaceCorrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. But she survived and was released as a result of a clerical error-and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. For thirty-five years Corrie's dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God's love to overcome, heal, and restore. Now releasing in a thirty-fifth anniversary edition for a new generation of readers, The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.

Author: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon

Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

11. The Liar's Girl

The Liar's Girl"The Liar's Girl is an addictive page-turner that asks, would you stand by someone you loved if he was accused of murder? The set-up is horribly believable as we toggle between the past and present lives of two adults reconciling themselves to the consequences of their teenage immaturity. Catherine Ryan Howard ladles out the suspense like spoonfuls of sugar, building to a heady rush of tension -- and a heartbreaking final twist in the tale."

—Jo Furniss, author of the bestselling All the Little Children

Author: Catherine Ryan Howard

Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins, Alan Smyth, Gary Furlong

Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins

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12. Last Girl Gone

Last Girl Gone"Last Girl Gone doesn’t read like the work of someone new to suspense. Not only has J. G. Hetherton created an engaging and interesting protagonist who discovers terrible secrets from the past and an implacable evil surviving in the present, but he has also crafted a riveting story full of twists and shocks. Perfectly paced and plotted from its dramatic beginning to its twist ending, Last Girl Gone is a compulsive read that will keep the reader turning pages."

—Christine Carbo, award-winning author of The Weight of Night

Author: J. G. Hetherton

Narrator: Laura Jennings

Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins

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13. The Ruin

The Ruin"The Ruin begins when a young man jumps to his death from a bridge in Galway, Ireland—or does he? His girlfriend doesn’t think Jack took his life, and neither does the detective who knew him from another case twenty years earlier. But the harder they dig for answers, the farther the truth recedes, and the more complicated and dangerous their investigation becomes. Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan’s expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden."

—Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

Author: Dervla McTiernan

Narrator: Aoife McMahon

Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins

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14. Distress Signals

Distress Signals"Catherine Ryan Howard is an astonishing new voice in thriller writing. Make sure the children are fed, the cat is out and the box set is finished before you pick up Distress Signals because it will have to be wrenched from your hands before you will notice the world again. Pacey, suspenseful and intriguing, I highly recommend it for a top class page turning read."

—Liz Nugent, author of 2014 IBA Crime Novel of the Year for Unravelling Oliver

Author: Catherine Ryan Howard

Narrator: Alan Smyth, Bronson Pinchot, Suzanne Toren

Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins

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15. Lies She Told

Lies She Told"Brilliantly conceived, chillingly conveyed, Lies She Told is a mind-bender of a novel within a novel, with a story that is both gut-wrenching and compulsively readable. Cate Holahan is one of the best psychological suspense writers out there, and she’s only getting better. Read her."

—Brad Parks, Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Award-winning author of Say Nothing

Author: Cate Holahan

Narrator: Amy McFadden, Lisa Larsen

Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins

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Education & Learning

16. Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good And EvilIn Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Narrator: Steven Van Doren

Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins

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17. Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to DeathAmusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.

Author: Neil Postman

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach

Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins

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18. Stein on Writing

Stein on WritingStein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place. With examples from bestsellers as well as from students' drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called triage method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

Author: Sol Stein

Narrator: Christopher Lane

Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins

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19. Becoming Fluent

Becoming FluentBecoming Fluent is a one-of-a-kind book that will give adult language learners the confidence they need to start or continue studying a foreign language. Engagingly written chapters draw on the authors' personal experiences and findings from cognitive science to illustrate why language learners experience problems and explain what they can do to overcome them.

—Susan R. Fussell, Professor, Department of Communication and Department of Information Science, Cornell University, and editor of The Verbal Communication of Emotions

Author: Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz

Narrator: P. J. Ochlan

Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins

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20. Bluefishing

BluefishingWith colorful and enlightening stories of people driven to achieve the impossible, Bluefishing will inspire you to transform your life and aim for the unthinkable. The core of the author's philosophy focuses on simple, yet effective ways to sharpen the mind and gain practical skills that can help you learn a new perspective and accomplish anything. Whether it’s climbing Mount Everest, launching a business, or applying for a dream job, you can make incredible things happen for yourself by apploying his insightful advice

Author: Steve Sims

Narrator: Steve Sims

Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins

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Children's Audiobooks

21. Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, who had originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Narrator: Rachel McAdams

Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins

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22. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

Adventures of Huckleberry FinnHuck Finn is a friend of Tom Sawyer, a tomboy boy who despises rules and order. He likes free life and freedom. Once again, he ran away from home and set off to meet adventures and dangers. Together with the runaway slave Jim, he finds himself on the island. His new friends are rogues Duke and King, who manage to sell Jim into slavery.

Author: Mark Twain

Narrator: Elijah Wood

Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins

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23. Quest for the Diamond Sword

Quest for the Diamond SwordSteve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NPC village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies.

Author: Winter Morgan

Narrator: Luke Daniels

Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins

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24. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice's Adventures in Wonderland tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

Author: Lewis Carroll

Narrator: Scarlett Johansson

Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins

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25. Peter Pan

Peter PanA free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.

Author: J. M. Barrie

Narrator: Adeel Akhtar, Rupert Everett, Gerran Howell, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins

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