The Best Audiobooks of the Year on Audible

Posted by Marie on December 7, 2018


This post is sponsored by Audible.

With so many amazing audiobook releases this year, it can be tough to choose what to listen to next. Luckily, Audible has done the work for you with their 2018 Best Audiobooks of the Year roundup.

How are they defining "the best"? Here's what the staff at Audible had to say: "The best tells a story that educates, entertains, and enlightens listeners, or expresses the zeitgeist—often all of the above." It's also pretty telling that many of the titles on their list are winners and nominees in the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards.

Which of these top audiobooks catch your eye? Don't forget to add your favorites to your Want to Read Shelf!

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Audiobook of the Year

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Best Science Fiction

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Best Romance

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Best Mystery & Thriller

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Best Fiction

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Best Nonfiction

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Best Young Adult

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Best Bios & Memoirs

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Best Comedy & Humor

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Best Business

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Best Fantasy

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Best Self-Development




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Gaby (lookingatbooks) The Belles was amazing!


message 2: by Niki (new)

Niki Calypso by David Sedaris should be on this list. His narration of his own books is superb, and Calypso is his best book yet!


message 3: by Gina (new)

Gina Circe is a must-listen! Fabulous!


message 4: by Olivia (new)

Olivia Terry The wife between us was great on audible!


message 5: by Karima (new)

Karima chermiti Sadie was so good


message 6: by Pamela (new)

Pamela  Huffman Becoming. I love a book read by the author.


message 7: by Toni (new)

Toni CIRCE is amazing! Madeline Miller is amazing! The narration....yup, amazing! Don’t miss out on this piece of Audible perfection.


message 8: by readwithjamie (new)

readwithjamie I can’t believe What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera isn’t on this list! Hands down best audio book of the year.


message 9: by Cherie (new)

Cherie The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware was great on audiobook. The Death of Mrs. Westaway


message 10: by Cherie (new)

Cherie Silverdoula wrote: "Becoming. I love a book read by the author."

Thanks for the recommendation. Can’t wait to hear Becoming.


message 11: by Jessica (new)

Jessica A Newfoundlander in Canada


message 12: by AlliaAmethyst (new)

AlliaAmethyst Nevermore’s amazing! The world that Jessica Townsend created in the world of Nevermore is whimsical but still delves into real world issues faced by us.


message 13: by Annette (new)

Annette Six of crows


message 14: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Kalter "The Tatooist of Auschwitz" read by Richard Armitage. He captured the essence of the story and successfully navigated the different characters which made them live.


Dr. Denise Giblin Becoming needs to be included.


message 16: by V (new)

V "CAKE" all 4 books by J. Bengtsson
"The Perfect Mother" by Aimee Molloy


message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael The Fix by Ryan Burr.
Narrator, Alex Perlman nails this story of a college student athlete getting caught up in gambling, then having to do whatever it takes to free himself of his addiction, before he flushes his potential career down the toilet.
Whether you love sports or hate them, give this audiobook a try. You'll be surprised.


message 18: by IDN (new)

IDN Poker is that book the best ?

IDN Slot


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris Rosenthal I just finished Loving Frank, about Frank Lloyd Wright
it was so much better than i expected. Now i am interested in seeing more of his work


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