The Best New Audible Plus Books in Summer 2023

Audible adds new audiobooks to the Plus catalog all the time. So, let’s take a look at the best Audible Plus books in Summer 2023!

We’ve got a great mix of newly released Romance audiobooks, Thrillers and Mysteries, Nonfiction, and Fantasy and Fiction books, so, no matter your mood or interests, I’m sure you will find something great to listen to here!

In the list below, you can find the most popular new releases, the ones subscribers consider among the best Audible Plus books, from the last 3 months. I try to feature only stand-alone titles or books for which the entire series (or at least all earlier titles) are included in Audible Plus.

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If you haven’t heard of Audible Plus** yet: As an Audible US, UK, CA, and AUS member you get unlimited access to a catalog of over 10,000 audiobooks and you can borrow as many of them as you want without having to pay anything extra!

If you have an Audible Plus or Audible Premium Plus subscription, you won’t be billed for listening to these books and you don’t have to spend an Audible credit on them. They are included in your monthly fee. Simply add them to your library with a click!

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The Best New Romance Audiobooks in Audible Plus

The Rebound


By: Leeanne Slade
Narrated by: Claudia Jessie
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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How far would you go to win back the love of your life? Only from Audible comes this exclusive laugh-out-loud rom-com, perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Beth O’Leary.

Kitty Harris has it all: cosily coupled up with boyfriend Archie, she’s putting in the hours at an ad agency to land her dream job. OK, so maybe they’ve become a bit too comfortable in their routine, with pizza night every Thursday, and maybe the agency isn’t so much up-and-coming as been-and-gone, but Kitty is happy.

Until one diamond ring sitting pretty in her pepperoni ruins everything. Kitty does NOT want to get married, not after being caught in the crosshairs of her parent’s destructive divorce. Desperate not to lose Archie altogether, Kitty suggests a summer-long break so she can turn her ‘I don’t’ into ‘I do’. Somehow.

The Endless War


Bridge Kingdom, Book 4
By: Danielle L. Jensen
Narrated by: Summer Morton, Michael Pauley
Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
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The electrifying fourth installment in the Bridge Kingdom series. Newly crowned as king, Keris has watched, powerless, as his forbidden relationship with Zarrah is revealed. But when Zarrah is imprisoned by the empress, Keris knows there is only one way to save her: to ally with the kingdom he nearly destroyed.

Imprisoned on the dreaded Devil’s Island, Zarrah faces two choices: prove her loyalty to the empress who condemned her or die a traitor. Yet as she struggles to survive among violent prisoners, Zarrah uncovers a third path: a rebellion to overthrow tyranny entwined with a destiny she must fight to claim.



By: Dan Robert
Narrated by: Chloe Fineman, Joshua Jackson, Meredith Hagner, Kim Cattrall, Dan Robert, Loni Love, Debbie Allen, Emily Skeggs, Amy Sedaris, full cast
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Excessive is a dark romantic comedy created by Emmy Award-winning writer Dan Robert, starring Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live, Father of the Bride, Babylon), Joshua Jackson (Dr. Death, The Affair, Dawson’s Creek), and an all-star cast including Amy Sedaris, Loni Love, Kim Cattrall, Meredith Hagner, Debbie Allen, Heidi Gardner, and Guillermo Díaz.

Paula O’Brien (Chloe Fineman) is a 30-something haunted-house stage manager who has always been told she’s a little “too much”. Over the top. Overwhelming. Just—too much. But what do you do with your “too much” when no one wants it?

Chasing Dreams


By: Carolyn Brown
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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A summer road trip turns into a journey of a life time, full of last chances and fresh starts, in this heartwarming short story from New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Brown.

Nita, Sharlene, and Billy Joe, all about to turn 80, are tired of waiting their turn for a funeral dinner. They each have a bucket list and are determined to tick off at least a few of the items before they go. So what’s left but to hit the road? They enlist two drivers—Billy Joe’s great-grandson, Ford, who has just gotten out of the Air Force, and Sharlene’s great niece, Joelle, a schoolteacher who has the summer free.

Into the Moon Garden


By: Shveta Thakrar
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Rita Sharma
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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Make a wish.

The words have haunted Rashmi since she first heard them whispered the night before her mother died, when she was just 10 years old. Rashmi’s mother used to tell her stories of a magical garden lit only by the moon, whose blossoms grant wishes. For years, Rashmi believed the whisper somehow came from the mysterious moon garden of her mother’s stories and that her own failure to respond—to wish—may have cost her mother her life.

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By: Paul Skillen, Aaron Gray
Narrated by: MyAnna Buring, Rakie Ayola, Paul Mallon
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Ida Pederson was an executive at ‘Nyberg Shoreline’ when she was sent to the small Northern Irish village of Port Kriel to diffuse tensions between the company and the local community. When an unexploded bomb was identified on the seabed near Nyberg’s windfarm, Ida sent a local crew of eight men to investigate. That night, only two men returned home, barely alive and unable to speak of what had happened out at sea.

Now, corporate lawyer Michelle has driven in the torrential rain to a remote house on the Swedish Coast to question Ida, who seems determined to leave the past beneath the waves. Is it a case of corporate espionage or something altogether darker…and is the danger really over?

Exeter: Season 1


By: Ronnie Gunter, George Ducker
Narrated by: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ray McKinnon, Marcus Henderson, full cast
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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“If you love a Law & Order marathon and binged True Detective in one go, Exeter might be your new favorite podcast.” (The New York Times) From writer/director Ronnie Gunter, Exeter is a gripping crime mystery starring Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, Criminal Minds) and Ray McKinnon (Dopesick, Sons of Anarchy).

Set in rural South Carolina in 1995, a veteran detective is forced to reconcile the errors of a past case when a woman she convicted of murder is exonerated after 10 years in prison. Meanwhile, a series of grisly and ritualistic murders rock their decaying town, and our heroine is put at odds against her ambitious partner as they race to put the pieces together.

The Call


By: Christian White, Summer DeRoche
Narrated by: Sibylla Budd
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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Jackie and Pete King have lived in Dunmore for years, running one of the two local pubs in the sleepy little town. Money has been tight after the bushfires, and it’s about to get tighter if they can’t find a way to pay their suppliers to keep their business going and keep the bank from foreclosing on their property. So when Jackie receives a mysterious phone call offering them $100,000 to let someone bury a body on their land, the answer isn’t as simple as they thought it would be.

It’s a deal that could change their lives. But when a woman in the next town over goes missing, it’s a deal that could ruin them forever.

Guard Her with Your Life


By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Tom Bateman
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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A gripping new standalone thriller from the bestselling author of the Jackman and Evans series.

Detective Sam Helsdown hasn’t seen his daughter Zoe in two years and he’s excited and more than a little nervous to be at the airport picking her up for a visit. She’s 10 years old and has flown on her own for the first time.

Flight BA631 from Athens has already landed and soon a trickle of people begins entering Arrivals. Among them is a little girl who runs towards him, head down, and throws herself into his arms saying ‘Daddy!’.

This Isn’t Happening


By: Anna Snoekstra
Narrated by: Dan Bittner, Kamali Minter
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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From the best-selling author of Only Daughter comes a twisty cat-and-mouse novella about a young woman who meets up with her ex seeking revenge, only to realize over the course of the evening that she may be the one in danger.

Scholarship law student Margot’s fling with her classmate Sam almost cost her everything. Now, she’s going out to dinner with him to a luxurious French restaurant with a plan to even the score. But Sam arrives late and is acting increasingly strangely. His hands are shaking, he’s nervous and jumpy; he’s behaving nothing like the privileged charmer she knows. As the night unfolds, Margot realizes Sam has a terrifying plan of his own.

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The Best New Fantasy, Fairy Tale, and Fiction Audiobooks



The Seaborn Cycle, Book 3
By: Michael Livingston
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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In this stunning conclusion to Michael Livingston’s Seaborn Cycle, the Fair Isles sail to battle, legends become real, and new magicks threaten to shatter the world.

Bela sails the skies with a reader and a metal man, searching for a path to peace.

Shae faces the truth of what it means to love and what she is willing to sacrifice for it. Alira leads desperate refugees seeking a new home—and may at last find one for herself.

Alira leads desperate refugees seeking a new home—and may at last find one for herself.

War rises. Blood sings. And the world of the Seaborn will never be the same.

Helm to the end.

The Little Mermaid


By: Hans Christian Andersen, Dina Gregory
Narrated by: Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Length: 43 mins
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Immerse yourself in an Audible Original production of The Little Mermaid.

A magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, narrated by singer-songwriter Leigh-Anne Pinnock. Produced in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, and featuring vocals from anaiis, Kersha Bailey, Sariah Rowe and Nadine Samuels, this is The Little Mermaid like you’ve never heard it before.

Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For


By: Alison Bechdel, Madeleine George
Narrated by: Jane Lynch, Carrie Brownstein, Roberta Colindrez, Roxane Gay, full cast
Length: 3 hrs
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Before lesbian TikTok, before The L Word, before Ellen, there was Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel’s seminal comic-strip sensation about the lives and loves of one tight-knit dyke community that was a fixture in gay papers across America for 25 years.

Meet our heroine, Mo. She’s every dyke’s dream—or so she’s been told by her kind and supportive friends. She’s shy but passionate, politically aware, as committed to her egalitarian all-womyn’s softball team as she is to her volunteer work at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. So why can’t she find a girlfriend? Could it possibly be because she’s more judgmental than Gertrude Stein and more self-sabotaging than Bojack Horseman?

The Best New Audible Plus Books: Nonfiction

The Debutante


By: Jon Ronson
Narrated by: Jon Ronson
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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The mysterious woman who warned of Oklahoma City

Thirty years ago, award-winning journalist Jon Ronson stumbled on the mystery of Carol Howe-a charismatic, wealthy former debutante turned white supremacist spokeswoman turned undercover informant. In 1995, Carol was spying on Oklahoma’s Neo-Nazis for the government just when Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.

Rainbow History Class


Your Guide Through Queer and Trans History
By: Hannah McElhinney
Narrated by: Rudy Jean Rigg
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Rainbow History Class is your entry into LGBTQ+ history, sharing queer and trans stories from Ancient civilisations all the way up to the internet.

So much of queer and trans history and culture has been erased, but Hannah McElhinney, writer and creator of Rainbow History Class (as seen on TikTok), is here to help us all with this crash course. This history lesson isn’t dry and academic, nor is it glitter-soaked and reductive. It’s a comprehensive and entertaining romp through queer and trans history, full of secret queer codes, gender-bending icons, pop-culture knowledge and incredible activists.

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