In recent years, audiobooks have become increasingly popular. Listeners find audio makes books more interesting than printed books.


Audiobook Listeners

As stated in previous article, audiobooks are popular in various locations, while commuting, cleaning up the house, or a long car ride. Listeners are likely turn to recommendations from a friend, librarians, co-workers, and teachers to select an audiobook. The following will help you decide which book and genres to choose a particular audio production.


The top five bestselling audiobook genres in 2021

  1. Literature & Fiction
  2. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Fantasy
  5. Romance

Audiobooks have become more popular in these busy and hectic days as have no time to sit down and read a physical book. Whether you are at home, driving, walking, or running, this selection will keep you entertained. With remarkable voice actors, you should start listening. Audiobooks are a fantastic way to keep your mind and body active.

If you never acquired audiobooks before, you could start by listening to some free audiobooks to find if you enjoy the audio experience. Below are guides to best audiobooks whether you are interested in fiction or nonfiction, you will find something for you. So, make sure you have your headphones or earphones on as you cannot stop once you start listening to best audiobooks of all time!


Best audiobooks in Literature & Fiction

  1. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, narrated by Nick Offerman et al.
    (Novel, Historical and Biographical Fiction, Literature)
  2. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, narrated by Tom Hanks
    (Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Epic Fiction)
  3. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, narrated by Nicole Lewis
    (Domestic Fiction)
  4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, narrated by Jennifer Lim
    (Novel, Domestic Fiction)
  5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
    (Literary Fiction, Mystery)


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, narrated by David Pittu
    (Suspense, Thriller)
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett et al.
    (Thriller, Suspense)
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, narrated by Julia Whelan et al.
    (Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense)
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrated by Sissy Spacek
    (Thriller, Novel, Domestic Fiction)
  5. Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, narrated by Stephen Fry
    (Mystery, Novel, Crime Fiction)


Science Fiction

  1. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente, narrated by Heath Miller
    (Science Fiction, Space Opera)
  2. A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, narrated by Amy Landon
    (Science Fiction, Space Opera)
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by Wil Wheaton
    (Science Fiction, Novel)
  4. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton
    (Science Fiction, Novel, Space Opera)
  5. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
    (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novel)



  1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
    (Fantasy, Political Fiction, Novel)
  2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, narrated by Martin Jarvis
    (Fantasy, Comedy)
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, narrated by Kenneth Branagh et al.
    (Fantasy, Children’s Literature)
  4. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, narrated by Rob Inglis
    (Fantasy Fiction, Reference Work)
  5. The Poppy War: A Novel by R. F. Kuang, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
    (Fantasy, Novel, Historical Fiction)



  1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter
    (Romance Novel, Science Fiction, Historical and Fantasy Fiction)
  2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Polly Stone
    (Romance Novel, Historical Fiction)
  3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, narrated by Rosamund Pike
    (Romance Novel, Fiction)