Top 10 Books to Stream on Audible in November


Top Books on Audible

What are the Best Audio Books Available with Audible?

More and more of us are taking books away from our eyes and into our ears thanks to the rise in popularity of audiobooks. Commutes, car journeys and spots of housework are now effortlessly undertaken, as literary works from some of the world’s most celebrated writers and authors are read directly to us.

Amazon’s dedicated platform for audiobooks and original podcasts, Audible, has a comprehensive catalogue covering both fiction and non-fiction, with over 400,000 titles ready to download and use on a variety of devices – as and when you want. You can even try it free for 30 days without committing to a long term contract.

With so many great books being converted to audio, narrated by some of the best actors, comedians and celebs around, now is the time to check out the audiobook revolution and listen to what all the fuss is about. To make things easier, we’ve selected 10 titles that are sure to make your introduction a positive one, offering book lovers an alternative way to consume their favourite literature!

Your Guide to The Best Audio Books Available with Audible

Here we’ll take a peek at 10 audiobooks that are available with an Audible free trial and subscription. Remember, these are just a few of the thousands of titles available with Audible, so if you don’t find something here, head straight over to their site to discover more great books from some of the world’s most illustrious wordsmiths.

  • A Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Attwood)
  • Kick Ass With Mel Robbins
  • The Body – A Guide For Occupants
  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets
  • Girl Woman Other (Bernardine Evaristo)
  • The Institute (Steven King)
  • Me (Elton John)
  • Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton)
  • Harry Potter and the Order Of The Pheonix (J. K. Rowling)
  • Live from Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Podcast)

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1. A Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Attwood)

The Handmaid's Tale

This dark Margaret Attwood tale is set in a separatist American state, where women are used only to breed whilst being horrifically punished when they step out of line. Attwood wrote the book back in 1986 and it remains to be one of the most important works of contemporary feminist literature around, still just as powerful over thirty years later – a piece of work that shocks and engages you from start to finish. Also narrated in part by Elisabeth Moss, who stars in the recent TV version of the book.

  • Narrated By: Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd
  • Length: 11 hours and 22 mins
  • Genre: Fiction, General Contemporary, Documentary
  • Audible Rating: 4.4 stars

2. Kick Ass With Mel Robbins

Kickass with Mel Robbins

Have you ever had a problem that you think is holding you back? Fearful of an underlying issue that is somehow stopping you from progressing in life? Then this audiobook, written and narrated by Mel Robbins, might just be the key to making you think differently about your approach to life. Mel interviews eight people with various problems which we can all in some way relate to. The results are pure inspiration, giving us all a better reason to be better people.

  • Narrated By: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 6 hours and 25 mins
  • Genre: Health and Personal Development
  • Audible Rating: 4.7 stars

3. The Body – A Guide For Occupants (Bill Bryson)

The Body by Bill Bryson

Written and narrated by legendary travel writer Bill Bryson (Down Under, Notes From A Small Island), The Body – A Guide For Occupants is a fantastic assessment of the human form and its remarkable functions and abilities. This enthralling audiobook is not only witty and well written, like all of Bryson’s previous work, it’s also a scientific study of what makes the human race such a fascinating one. He has made a book celebrating our existence that helps us appreciate not just who, but what we are.

  • Narrated By: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 14 hours and 47 mins
  • Genre: Non-fiction, Biology
  • Audible Rating: 4.7 stars

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4. Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

Stephen Fry is one of the biggest and most well-known advocates of the audiobook, openly admitting the form helped him improve his fitness and mental health. In this funny and insightful study of the Victorian era, he helps us discover people’s obsession with sexuality, sadism and improper sanitation at the time. There are not many voices that can deliver such authority and passion when narrating quite like that of Fry’s, which is why this audiobook is an absolute winner.

  • Narrated By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hours and 40 mins
  • Genre: History, British
  • Audible Rating: 4.2 stars

5. Girl Woman Other (Bernardine Evaristo)

Girl, Woman, Other

Any book that can claim to have won the Booker Prize must be considered a phenomenal contemporary work, and the 2019 winner, Gird Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo is no different. Narrated by actor Anna-Maria Nabirye, it follows the lives of 12 characters and their journeys in search of love, family and hope. This incredibly inventive book is an instant classic that is sure to win even more awards in the coming years.

  • Narrated By: Anna-Maria Nabirye
  • Length: 11 hours and 6 mins
  • Genre: Fiction, General & Contemporary
  • Audible Rating: 4.7 Stars

6. The Institute (Stephen King)

The Institute by Stephen King

Fans of the strange and supernatural will be delighted to know that the master of the genre has been converted to audio form. Steven King’s The Institute is already considered a masterpiece by many. It follows the story of Luke, a young boy who is sent to a state facility where gifted children are tested for their telepathy. But Luke is more gifted than most, he realises he is not a guest, but a prisoner, and wants to break free from the reins of Mrs. Sigsby.

  • Narrated By: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 18 hours and 59 mins
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers, Supernatural & Paranormal
  • Audible Rating: 4.6 stars

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7. Me (Elton John)

Me by Elton John

Elton John needs little introduction, his music, bold attire and larger-than-life stage presence is renowned around the world. But there is much more to the man than just music, as documented in Me, his best-selling autobiography. From breakthrough performances and superstar friendships to drug addiction and fatherhood, it’s safe to say Elton’s life has been an eventful one – documented with total honesty in this excellent series of memoirs.

  • Narrated By: Elton John, Taron Egerton
  • Length: 11 hours and 47 mins
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Artists, Writers & Musicians
  • Audible Rating: 4.9 stars

8. Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton)

Boy Swallows Universe

Set in 1983 Brisbane, this best-selling novel from Trent Dalton is a coming of age tale set against the dark backdrop of drugs and crime. The story follows Eli, a young Queenslander with a mute brother, an imprisoned mother and stepfather who runs the local drug trade. This thrilling tale of overcoming some of life’s most challenging obstacles, family feuds and dealing with love is executed masterfully and narrated to perfection by Stig Wemyss (Tasmanian Tiger, Copycat from Ballarat).

  • Narrated By: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 16 hours and 42 mins
  • Genre: Fiction, General & Contemporary
  • Audible Rating: 4.5 stars

9. Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (J. K. Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J. K. Rowling needs little introduction. The Harry Potter series she created has become a worldwide phenomenon, capturing the imagination of both children and adults alike. This audiobook version of the Order Of The Phoenix is narrated by Stephen Fry, making it one of the most pleasurable, riveting listens on Audible. Even if you have read the book, this is a great way to delve deeper into Rowling’s wonderfully playful writing style, appreciating a true master of storytelling at work.

  • Narrated By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 30 hours and 18 mins
  • Genre: Children, Ages 8-10
  • Audible Rating: 4.9 stars

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10. Live from Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Podcast)

Live from Melbourne Comedy Podcast

This Audible original was recorded at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and features a mix of established and emerging comedians from Australia and around the world. With snippets of 25 separate performances over three hours and 20 minutes, you’re never too far away from a laugh-out-loud gag. Perfect for those who like a giggle on their daily commute or while cooking dinner. Beware, however, you will be susceptible to loud laughter in public places!

  • By: Audible Comedy
  • Length: 3 hours and 20 mins
  • Genre: Comedy, Stand-Up & Live
  • Audible Rating: 4.3 stars

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