20 Giftable Audiobooks For Everyone on Your List (Plus a Free Book for You!)

Posted by Hayley on December 07, 2016

We can all agree: Books make amazing gifts. But what if you're buying for that special someone who's always on the go, slogging through a miserable commute, or working off that holiday pie with endless hours on the treadmill?

Don't forget to tell us about your favorite audiobooks in the comments. Need more inspiration? Check out Goodreads' new audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.

Audiobooks to the rescue!


For Those Who Love "It" Books:
Underground Railroad
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Behind Closed Doors
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The Girls
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Homegoing
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For Those Who Need a Good Laugh:
Thank You, Jeeves
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Why Not Me?
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Good Omens
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
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For Those Who Want to Learn:
Grunt
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A Whole New Mind
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
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The Master Switch
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For Those Ready to Tackle the Classics:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Wuthering Heights
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David Copperfield
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Roots
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For Those Who Crave Adventure:
Endurance
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The Hobbit
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Wild
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A Wizard of Earths
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And just for you, a free gift from Audible!



Tell us your favorite audiobooks in the comments! Then check out Goodreads' new audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.






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message 1: by Paul (last edited Dec 07, 2016 02:09PM) (new)

Paul I was going to be all grumpy about not being able to get Invisible Man because I'm not in America, but I can! OK, it's not with the rest of my Audible library, but I have it, I can download it and it seems like it's going well, so thanks! :)

Back on topic, audiobooks I like are:

The Graveyard Book, written and read by Neil Gaiman
Locke and Key, read by lots of people
Quiet, read by Kathe Mazur
How to Be a Woman, written and read by Caitlin Moran

I haven't really gotten into them as much as I'd like though.


message 2: by Jane (new)

Jane McGill Tuesdays with Morrie is my favorite.


message 3: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Bizjak Paul wrote: "I was going to be all grumpy about not being able to get Invisible Man because I'm not in America, but I can! OK, it's not with the rest of my Audible library, but I have it, I can download it and ..."
How did you download audiobooks not available in your region of audible? I get so disappointed when I realise an audiobook isn't available in my region (Australia).


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Polk Jane Eyre


message 5: by Readerskeeter (new)

Readerskeeter The Louise Penny mystery books read by Ralph Cosham were so engaging they got me addicted to audio books. He passed away and now there is a new reader for her wonderful Three Pines, Inspector Gamache stories but I can still listen to his voice through the audio books available in various ways. I own some on CD and can borrow some from my library in both the old fashioned way and by simply checking in via the Internet. I love books!


message 6: by Marilee (new)

Marilee The best audiobook I've listened to this year is News of the World News of the World by Paulette Jiles

It would be a great gift listen to any adult or for many YA's who might enjoy a compelling story about a young girl of frontier Texas, who was kidnapped and adopted into the Kiowa tribe in the years after the US Civil War. She's been rescued and is being taken on a wagon road trip back to remaining family in this wonderfully narrated story about the girl and her chaperone, Capt. Kidd. The prose is spare, the adventures many, the characters vivid. Highly recommended.


message 7: by Johanna (new)

Johanna Berliner The audiobooks for Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen are all read by Tim Curry and they are SO good.


message 8: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Rosen Marilee wrote: "The best audiobook I've listened to this year is News of the World News of the World by Paulette Jiles

It would be a great gift listen to any adult or for many YA's who might enjoy a compelling..."


I am listening to the audiobook now and couldn't agree with you more. Exquisite prose, wonderfully sympathetic characters, white-knuckle tension and some laugh-out-loud dialogue makes this one of the best books I've read/listened to in a long, long while.


message 9: by Shana (new)

Shana A great audiobook is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Also, if tackling The Goldfinch seems daunting, switching back and forth from the audio to the text is a great alternative.


message 10: by Readerskeeter (new)

Readerskeeter Shana wrote: "A great audiobook is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Also, if tackling The Goldfinch seems daunting, switching back and forth from the audio to the text is a great alternative."
I have "People of the Book" on hold. The Goldfinch was long, very long, but I liked the plot line. It could have used some heavier editing perhaps.


message 11: by Abbey (new)

Abbey If you like mysteries infused with some humor, Lisa Lutz's Spellman books are a hoot and Christina Moore's narration is absolutely spot-on!


message 12: by Savannah (new)

Savannah (The Book Prophet) I don't listen to audiobooks and don't think it'd be my thing, but I'm crunching to finish books by the end of the year. Any recommendations???


message 13: by Abbey (new)

Abbey Savannah wrote: "I don't listen to audiobooks and don't think it'd be my thing, but I'm crunching to finish books by the end of the year. Any recommendations???"

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline?


message 14: by Savannah (new)

Savannah (The Book Prophet) Abbey wrote: "Savannah wrote: "I don't listen to audiobooks and don't think it'd be my thing, but I'm crunching to finish books by the end of the year. Any recommendations???"

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline?"


I've heard great things about that book! Maybe I'll listen to that. Thanks for the rec!


message 15: by Wawan (new)

Wawan Kuswandi it was cool


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