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Audible’s 10 best audiobooks and radio plays


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There are many ways you can best pass the time (at home). For example, you could clean up or clean. Or you can read an exciting book. But you could also hear an audiobook. Audiobooks and podcasts have the decisive advantage that you can listen to them anywhere and at any opportunity. Whether cleaning or tidying up, cooking or simply relaxing — Audible* as the largest provider of audiobooks, offers a variety of titles and podcasts. From a variety of novels, dramas, thrillers, thrillers or nonfiction, you can choose flexibly and grab either the latest thriller or just a good old Harry Potter classic.

These are the top 10 Audible audiobooks

So that you know which audiobook will be your next, we have here the ten best audiobooks from the Amazon*-Bestseller list compiled for you.

“The Kangaroo Chronicles: Live and Unabridged” by Marc-Uwe Kling


“Read alive and hard to beat by wit,” is how many listeners describe this audiobook. In “The Kangaroo Chronicles”* meet a communist kangaroo with a love of Nirvana and a man, in this case Marc-Uwe Kling, and clarify the most pressing questions of our time. In doing so, you will not only learn about the kangaroo’s indispensable addiction to liquor chocolates, but also learn a lot of new things. Funny battles of words and interesting phrases make this audiobook unique and rightly led to Marc-Uwe Kling being awarded the German Audiobook Prize with “Die Känguru-Chroniken” 2013.

“The Kangaroo Chronicles: Live and unabridged by Marc-Uwe Kling” — free in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” — spoken by Rufus Beck


“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K.Rowling is simply a classic. If you don’t want to read a thick book, you can also simply listen to the audiobook, spoken by Rufus Beck, and accompany Harry on his adventurous journey to Hogwarts and into the world of magic and magic.

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Spoken by Rufus Beck: Volume 1” — free in the Audible rehearsal month on Amazon*


“The child in you must find home: the key to solving (almost) all problems” by Stefanie Stahl


This audiobook literally contains the solution (almost) of all problems. It reveals what happens subconsciously in many people and reveals solutions to how certain problems can be accomplished and how some relationships can be made happier.

“The child in you must find home: the key to solving (almost) all problems” — free of charge in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“You don’t have to be liked by everyone: the courage not to bend” by Ichiro Kishimi


“You don’t have to be liked by everyone”* is an exceptional life support guide and world bestseller from Japan. It is about a dialogue between a young, unhappy man and an old, very wise philosopher, who explains to him “how everyone can break away from the shackles of past experiences, doubts and expectations of others”.

“You don’t have to be liked by everyone: the courage not to bend” — free in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“Achtsam morden” by Karsten Dusse — read by Matthias Matschke


This audiobook (also available as a book) combines guide and crime fiction in one and is also brilliantly funny. The protagonist, Björn Diemel, is a lawyer and, forced, attends a mindfulness seminar to get his life under control again. But when one of his clients starts to cause him problems, he simply kills in no time — according to all the rules of mindfulness, of course.

“Achtsam morden” by Karsten Dusse — free in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“The Café on the Edge of the World: A Tale of the Meaning of Life” by John Strelecky


“Livingly written and humorously touching” (user on Amazon) this audiobook tells of a man’s journey to himself. Advertising manager John stops in a small café in the middle of nowhere to strengthen himself. On the menu, he discovers the following three questions: “Why are you here? Are you afraid of death? Do you lead a fulfilling life?”. John begins to find answers to these questions and changes not only his attitude to life, but also to his relationships …

“The Café on the Edge of the World: A Narrative about the Meaning of Life” — free in the Audible rehearsal month on Amazon*


“The Gift” by Sebastian Fitzek


Sebastian Fitzek has made it again and created an exciting psychological thriller. In “The Gift”* The illiterate Milan Berg goes in search of a missing girl. A nightmarish madness begins and Milan has to realize that the truth is sometimes too horrible to live with …

“The Gift” by Sebastian Fitzek as an unabridged audiobook version — free in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“The Institute” by Stephen King


In a small suburb of Minneapolis, the parents of little Luke Ellis are silently murdered. He himself is stunned and taken to a mysterious place, to the institute. There he wakes up in a room that looks like his. Mysteriously, the institute hosts other children like Luke, some of whom disappear without a trace …

“The Institute” by Stephen King as an unabridged audiobook version — free in the Audible trial month on Amazon*


“Blackout, Part 1: An Audible Original Radio Play” — spoken by Dietmar Wunder, Sven Hasper and Christoph Maria Herbst


On a cold February day, all the power grids in Europe collapse like a “blackout”. An Italian computer scientist suspects it was a hacking attack and alerts the authorities. However, this is unsuccessful. When dubious emails appear that raise suspicions about himself, he has to act and goes after the opponent …

“Blackout, Part 1: An Audible Original Radio Play” — free in the Audible rehearsal month on Amazon*


“The Song of The Crayfish” by Delia Owens


“The Song of The Crayfish”* is a gripping yet beautiful novel about childhood, love and the secrets of nature. Set in the 1960s, it is about a girl who is seen by many as special. When two men appear in their lives and suddenly one of them is found dead, an exciting mystery begins …

“The Song of The Crayfish” by Delia Owens — Free audible rehearsal month on Amazon*

What else you should know about Audible:

Audible* is an Amazon company and provider of numerous audiobooks, radio plays and podcasts. You have the opportunity to test Audible for 30 days free of charge and then to subscribe for 9.95 Euros per month. You’ll get an audiobook or radio play of your choice every month and have unlimited access to all original podcasts.

The big advantage of an Audible subscription is that you can cancel your subscription at any time. So there are no minimum maturities. And if you cancel, your already purchased audiobooks and radio plays will still be preserved.

Also read: Try Audible for free: Here you’ll find the best audiobooks, radio plays and podcasts

*Disclaimer: We are looking for products for you that we believe you like. The selection is subjective but editorially independent. We have affiliate partnerships, i.e. if you make a purchase via a star-marked link, we get a small commission. Our recommendations and the selection of products are not affected by this. The content is also independent of our advertising marketing. Our guidelines for journalistic independence can be found here: www.axelspringer.com/de/leitlinien-der-journalistischen-unabhaengigkeit

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