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In 2019, Audible have taken their own audiobook productions up a notch. More elaborate multi-cast productions, more exclusive titles, and more diverse books. And many of these amazing audiobooks are available in Audible Escape, so subscribers can listen to all of them for a flat monthly fee.
In no particular order, here are the 15 audiobooks that truly stood out in Audible Escape in 2019. They are books that so many readers loved that countless took the time to leave a rating. They are truly the best audiobooks of 2019!
The Best Audiobooks of 2019 in Audible Escape – According to You All!
written by Colleen Hoover, narrated by Vanessa Johansson and Amy Landon
While Colleen Hoover is a Romance author, Verity is very much a Thriller. The kind that will keep you on the edge of your seat and possibly up at night!
Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words
written by Andi Arndt and Tara Sivec, narrated by Andi Arndt
You just can’t escape Heidi’s charm! There’s something about this woman that just makes you want to be her friend. For this book, Andi Arndt teamed up with Tara Sivec, not just to narrate but also to co-write the story about podcasts, audio-narrations, and love.
The A.I. Who Loved Me
written by Alyssa Cole, narrated by Regina Hall, Feodor Chin, and a full cast
This is one of my personal favorites of the year. The audiobook is a fantastic production with the best of all worlds, in parts multi-cast audio-play (including Mindy Kaling, Therese Plummer, Dina Pearlman, Neil Hellegers, Adenrele Ojo, and Kyla Garcia), but with single narration during chapters. That makes it easy to follow and still gives you the epic feel of a play. The story is entirely captivating and so deeply romantic, the twist almost brought me to tears.
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Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues
written by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis
Molly Harper’s Mystic Bayou has a special place in the hearts of Audible Escape fans. This book was initially released as an Audible Original (available for free to all Audible members) before it was added to Audible Escape and it is perfectly suited for taking your first trip into the Mystic Bayou.
written by Alexandria House, narrated by Jakobi Diem and Adenrele Ojo
This super hot Romance made big waves and has 1000 ratings only 2 months after release, with 4.7 stars! In Teach Me, a very buttoned-up professor falls for her ex-football-player, single-dad student.
The Bride Test
written by Helen Hoang, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
With The Kiss Quotient being one of the most popular Romance titles of 2018, it’s no surprise that the sequel The Bride Test also became a fan-favorite. Especially since it’s a fake engagement story!
The Dirty Mafia Duet
written by Meghan March, narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York
Black Sheep has everything you’d hope for in a Romantic Suspense. While I personally couldn’t connect quite so well with the second part, White Knight, it’s a duet that definitely stays with you and leaves an impression.
Marriage For One
written by Ella Maise, narrated by Stella Bloom and Lance Greenfield
Marriage For One might be my biggest regret of 2019! Why? Because I didn’t listen to it yet! Somehow, it slipped my mind. I absolutely love marriage of convenience stories and this one seems to be doing it particularly well.
Never Have I Ever
written by Lauren Blakely, narrated by Jason Clarke and Amanda Ronconi
Enemies to Lovers? Check. Single dad? Check. When a wedding planner and a divorce attorney keep running into each other, you get a very explosive love story. But adding kids into the mix gives it all the more emotional depth.
Slashes in the Snow
written by M. Never, narrated by Jacob Morgan, Ryan West, and Muffy Newtown
Are you also one of those people who are super intrigued whenever they spot three narrators for one book? Yeah, me too! And if one of them is Jacob Morgan… Well, just one more good reason why this Romantic Suspense is so popular!
written by R.S. Grey, narrated by Lauren Thomas and Edward Barnes
R.S. Grey is the queen of enemies-to-lovers Rom-Com. I know I can never go wrong with one of her books. While I absolutely adored Make Me Bad which was also released in 2019 and is available in Audible Escape, Coldhearted Boss is even more popular.
written by Kylie Scott, narrated by Andi Arndt
When I downloaded Repeat back in January, I didn’t have many expectations. An Amnesia story? That’s so 1990s Rom-Com movie! Right? Well, I pretty quickly learned how wrong my snobby ways were. This love story is everything! It’s as amazing as its cover and completely captivated me.
Playing for Keeps
written by Kendall Ryan, narrated by Jason Clarke and Virginia Rose
So many of you fell in love with this Sports Romance, and not only because of the amazing narrators! An unrequited crush on the brother’s best friend and a one night stand set up this love story and made it one of the best audiobooks of 2019 in Audible Escape according to the listeners.
The Rising Series
written by Kristen Ashley, narrated by a full cast
The Rising Series is one of Audible’s big new projects. In 2019, the first two parts have become available with the last two set to be released in January and February 2020. This epic Fantasy Romance is narrated by an equally epic full cast with Liz Thompson, Dina Pearlman, Stella Bloom, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Esther Wane, Gemma Dawson, Robin Miles, Clara Francesca, Lance Greenfield, Jakobi Diem, Ralph Lister, John Hartley, Rupert Channing, and Sarah Coomes.
In the Unlikely Event
written by L.J. Shen, narrated by Joe Arden, Shane East, Muffy Newtown, and Savannah Peachwood
L.J. Shen could be called the Queen of Angsty Romance. But for In The Unlikely Event, she mixed in more of her humor and light moments as well. The list of narrators speaks for itself and is one more reason why this book is so popular only a month after release.
I don’t know about you, but there were quite a few of my own favorites among the best audiobooks of 2019 in Audible Escape! If you like, take a quick peek at the Lovely Audiobooks Top 10 of 2019, too.
And if you’re starting to plan when to listen to all of these amazing audiobooks, why not do it as part of the Audiobook Challenge 2020?!