The best audiobooks on Audible

Bestselling audiobooks

Whether you're commuting, training for a 10k or just catching up on chores, audiobooks are the perfect way to enjoy books on a busy schedule. Take a look at the Audible bestsellers chart to decide which one to listen to next

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1. Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives by Richard Wiseman


In Quirkology, Professor Richard Wiseman explores the science behind our everyday lives: from speed dating to what your sense of humour reveals about you. His research for the book involved secretly observing human behaviour and conducting unusual experiments using unwitting members of the public in order to create this fun, yet fascinating, portrayal of the human mind.

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2. Mythos by Stephen Fry


Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures Greek mythology for the modern age. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

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3. Dark Suits and Sad Songs: a DCI Daley Thriller by Denzil Meyrick

Dark suits and sad songs

The third instalment in Meyrick's Scottish crime series sees DCI Daley tackling ritual murder, official investigations and marital strife. As if that weren't enough to deal with, mysterious lights appear in the sky above Kinloch and it becomes apparent that the fates of nations are in his hands.

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4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling

Harry Potter

On Harry Potter's 11th birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts into his life with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

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5. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millenium Series by David Lagercrantz

Eye for an eye

Lisbeth Salander has endured a life of violence and brutality so, for her, prison is a sort of haven and physical boundaries aren't much of an obstacle for a gifted hacker. The tense and powerful plot of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that thrilled millions of readers around the globe.

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6. Artemis by Andy Weir


The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller – a heist story set on the moon. Jazz lives on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, earning very little in her job as a porter to rich tourists and eccentric billionaires. When she sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down, what she doesn't realise is that she's about to step square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself – and that now her only chance for survival will lie in a gambit even riskier than the first.

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7. Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. A lifelong fan of Conan Doyle's detective fiction, Stephen Fry has narrated the complete works starring Holmes – four novels and five collections of short stories.

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8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Subtle Art

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F*ck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it.” This book is the antidote to the coddling, feel-good mindset that has infected modern society.

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9. Apprentice – Scarlet City – Part 1: An Audible Original Drama by Rebecca Gablé

Apprentice scarlet city

This Audible original drama tells the rags-to-riches story of Jonah, a young apprentice from medieval London who becomes one of the most powerful merchants of the age. Blending English history with a cast of colourful characters, this historical epic features many familiar voices, including Douglas Booth and Miriam Margolyes.

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10. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari


We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

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