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The 28 Best New Audible Plus Books in Summer 2022

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 2022!

Audible has been good to Romance listeners lately and has released several diverse Romance novellas and short stories, as well as a new Cara Bastone book. But I have also found some fantastic new audiobooks for fans of Thrillers, SF/F, and General Fiction!

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.

Sometimes, books might be removed again from the Audible Plus catalog. The following audiobooks were all included as of June 18th, 2022.

About Audible Plus

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 around 10,000 audiobooks and you can borrow as many of them as you want! 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. Simply add them to your library with a click!

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The Best New Romance Audiobooks in Audible Plus

Seatmate

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By: Cara Bastone
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Zachary Webber, Josh Hurley, Carol Monda, Corey Allen, Allyson Johnson, Eric Yves Garcia, Tanya Eby, Dina Pearlman
Series: Love Lines
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Ride along on this endearing road trip rom-com from Audie Award nominee Cara Bastone—scripted exclusively for audio! I have exactly 5 hours and 10 minutes to get from Boston to New York City or the professional opportunity of a lifetime disappears. My only travel option? The second to last seat on a discount bus. Across from the bathroom. Wearing last night’s clothes (don’t ask). All worth it if I can make it in time.

This is a very fun Romantic Comedy that I can highly recommend! It’s also on my list of free audiobooks for road trips.

For Love or Music

By: Julie Lipson
Narrated by: Piper Goodeve, Kris Koscheski, Hollis McCarthy, Abby Craden, Natasha Soudek, Jozef Szabo, Sarah Beth Pfifer, A.T. Chandler, Vikas Adam, Sam Breen
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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They’ll discover the key to love in this scripted multi-cast romance with an immersive soundscape. Sadie and Max fell in love while training to be classical pianists in music school, and they’ve been chasing their dreams together ever since. Now they’ve gotten engaged and are on the verge of a bright future—until an unexpected twist throws them out of harmony. When they’re both finalists in the prestigious Van Cage piano competition, they go from being each other’s biggest fans to fierce rivals.

A Walk in the Park

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By: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Narrated by: Marissa Hampton, Chinua Hawk
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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Two hearts on the mend and one adorable mutt get a new leash on love in this romantic short story from award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon. Andre Monroe is ready to move on from heartbreak, and the first step is bringing home his rescue pup. He’d bonded instantly with the playful Zeus, and was already planning their first adventures. But one thing he definitely hadn’t daydreamed about was Zeus accidentally being promised to someone else – or that he might go home empty handed and broken-hearted all over again.

I found A Walk in the Park by Rebekah Weatherspoon incredibly enjoyable! And not only because I’m a total sucker for Romance novels with dogs.

Through My Window

By: Ariana Godoy
Narrated by: Ramona Master, Timothy Andrés Pabon
Series: Hidalgos Series, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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It used to be that I obsessed over Ares Hidalgo from afar. But that was before he climbed through my window. Raquel Álvarez is hardworking and serious about her future. It’s always just been her and her mom, and that’s kept Raquel on the straight and narrow. After all, she’s only got one goal – to become a psychologist. Well, that and to get Ares Hildago to notice her. For as long as Raquel can remember, she has been obsessed with Ares – known to everyone as the rich, hot, popular playboy. Even though he lives next door, Raquel has never spoken to Ares. Yet, she can’t help thinking there’s more to him…and she can’t help imagining what it’d feel like to kiss him.

Crimes of Passion

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By: Jack Harbon
Narrated by: Kevin Free, Ron Butler
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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Press play on this funny, sexy short story about rival true-crime podcast hosts forced to play nice and work together when, in reality, all they want to do is kill each other. Emery Thompson hates Calvin Chamberlain. From the way he acts like he’s better than everyone to the way he moves through the world thinking his podcast is the cream of the crop, every little thing about the man gets to him. Even that dashing, oh-so-confident smile. He’d rather be caught dead than be around the man any longer than necessary—or admit that last part out loud.

This is a wonderful M/M Romance with an absolutely outstanding narration by Kevin Free and Ron Butler! Definitely a must-listen!

The Matchmakers

By: Carolyn Brown
Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Length: 2 hrs
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Three mischievous matchmakers. Two lonely hearts. And one last chance at a happily ever after. Don’t miss this heartwarming short story from New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Brown. Meet Minnie, Dotty, and Stella—all retired and year-round residents on a cruise ship, they have dubbed themselves the unofficial matchmakers aboard. Minnie can ferret out a lonely woman by the second day of the cruise.

The Break-Up Artist

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By: Erin Clark, Laura Lovely
Narrated by: Regan Linton
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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Don’t miss this stunning debut rom-com that asks: Is love enough to win over a stone-cold heartbreaker? Zelda Reynolds has a secret identity as “The Break-Up Artist,” the infamous ender of relationships. Don’t want to end your relationship yourself? Just tell Zelda through her website and she’ll get the job done like a pro. Her online business isn’t paying the bills yet, but at least it’s an escape from her real life, where her boss steals her best ideas, her dates are all duds, and her dad just married someone her own age.

The Naughty, the Nice and the Nanny

By: Willa Nash
Narrated by: Vanessa Edwin, Aaron Shedlock
Series: Holiday Brothers, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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One week with one little girl—an angel, according to my staffing agency. Acting as the short-term nanny for a single dad should have been an easy way to make some extra cash. Until I show up for my first day and face off with a demon disguised as a seven-year-old girl wearing a red tutu and matching glitter slippers. Oh, and her father? My temporary boss? Maddox Holiday. The same Maddox Holiday I crushed on in high school. The same Maddox Holiday who didn’t even know I existed. And the same Maddox Holiday who hasn’t set foot in Montana for years because he’s been too busy running his billionaire empire.

The Hoodie Girl

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By: Yuen Wright
Narrated by: Kathryn Lynhurst, Dan Bittner
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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My hoodie is freakishly oversized. It covers my body in a way that makes me feel comfortable. Safe. Invisible. Wren Martin isn’t what you would call a popular girl. She is remarkably average, gets good grades, and aspires to get a scholarship to her dream college and leave her hometown, as it’s filled with impossible memories. Asher Reed – star athlete and heartthrob of Eastview High – is everything wrong with high school in one frustratingly good-looking body. But when an on-field accident leaves him sidelined for the season, he takes an interest in Wren. With an undeniable connection, Wren and Asher form a friendship that quickly turns into something more. Yuen Wright’s heartwarming debut is a reminder that when someone really sees you, the last thing you want is to be invisible.

The Taming of the Bachelor

By: Jane Porter
Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins
Series: The Taming of the Sheenans, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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After three years running the family ranch, sexy thirty-year-old Dillon Sheenan has a one-way plane ticket out of Montana. He’s eager to put small-town life, with its emphasis on brides, babies, and families, behind him, as he’s certainly not interested in being a dad, or even ready to settle down. Beautiful single mom Paige Joffe juggles a lot, between running Main Street Diner and coping with her money pit of a Victorian on Bramble Lane. She doesn’t have time for anything but taking care of the loves of her life, Addison and Tyler, and working to pay down bills. But one date—and an incredibly hot kiss—with Dillon Sheenan wakes her up and makes her dream again. Until she finds out Dillon’s already bought his ticket out of town…

The Best New Audible Plus Books: Thriller and Mystery

The Wrong One

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By: Dervla McTiernan
Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Michael Crouch
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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In this new novella from the number one internationally best-selling author of The Sisters and The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan, a mother and son fighting to prove her innocence are reunited with an estranged friend—a detective who may hold the key to her freedom—as they’re forced to put their differences aside to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.

Zaddy

By: Sarah Ramos
Narrated by: Sarah Ramos, Chris Messina
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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25-year-old fitness-instructor Elle has been toiling away in the LA rat race since her teen years with nothing to show for it but a “vintage” apartment (with a permanently clogged toilet), an “alt-comedy” (unemployed alcoholic) boyfriend, and an anorexic co-worker who’s constantly surpassing Elle at work because her dad owns the place. While Elle might not have a rich daddy to fall back on, her luck changes when she finds herself being aggressively pursued by a hot, rich 45-year-old man, a.k.a. a Zaddy.

See How They Run

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By: Rachel Howzell Hall
Narrated by: Imani Parks
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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From the author of These Toxic Things and Audible Original How It Ends comes a gripping short thriller about a young woman whose dreamy “glamping” weekend becomes her worst nightmare. Still mourning the death of her own fiancée, Lauren Hudson must put on a brave face for her family as they gather in Zion National Park for her brother’s wedding. He’s co-founded a “glamping” (glamorous camping) start-up with Sadie, the soon-to-be bride whom the rest of the Hudsons have yet to meet, and they’re hosting their small destination wedding for their nearest and dearest right on their own campgrounds. But not long after Lauren arrives on the scenic property, doubts creep in about Sadie – could she be harboring a sinister secret?

Tell Her Story

By: Margot Hunt
Narrated by: Dakota Fanning, LJ Ganser, Vikas Adam, Emily Bauer, Ann Osmond, Fred Berman, Jonathan Davis, Laura Darrell
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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From the author of Buried Deep and The House on the Water comes a shocking thriller about a young podcaster who’s investigating a cold case in her hometown and determined to uncover the truth at any cost. Paige Barrett was living her dream as a journalist in New York City, racking up bylines as a staff writer at The Razor, a cutting-edge online magazine. But when she’s suddenly fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, she finds herself back home in the quaint seaside town of Shoreham, Florida, waiting tables and living in her sister’s guesthouse.

Young Rich Widows

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By: Kimberly Belle, Layne Fargo, Cate Holahan, Vanessa Lillie
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman, Karissa Vacker, Helen Laser, Ariel Blake
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Add it to your library**

When the four partners of a prominent law firm are killed in a mysterious plane crash, their widows must come together to uncover the truth in this explosive, edge-of-your-seat novel. It’s 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island, and the four partners of a prominent, mafia-affiliated law firm have been killed in a private jet that went down outside New York City. Four very different women have just lost the loves of their lives: Justine, a former fashion model adjusting to suburban life; Camille, a beautiful, young second wife some suspect is a gold digger; Krystle, committed to leaving the firm to her sons after her husband worked his whole life to support them all; and Meredith, a stripper at the local club who was in a secret relationship with the firm’s sole female partner. While the crash is initially ruled a tragic accident, something’s not adding up…

Misconception

By: Liv Constantine
Narrated by: Adrienne Patino Dunn, Amanda Dolan
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
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From the bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish and Audible Original The First Shot comes an edge-of-your-seat novella of two women, the shocking betrayal that drove them apart, and a sinister secret that could change everything. Iris Thomas thought she’d never have to see Sasha Everett again after Sasha seduced her husband and broke up their marriage in a devastating betrayal. But as luck would have it, when Iris’s stepdaughter Molly and Sasha’s daughter Bailey wind up in the same second grade class at an elite private school in Los Angeles, they form an instant bond and force the two women back into each other’s lives.

One of Us Is Dead

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By: Jeneva Rose
Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Hillary Huber, Elizabeth Evans, Brittany Pressley, Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
Add it to your library**

The highly anticipated new thriller from the bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage. Opulence. Sex. Betrayal … Sometimes friendship can be deadly. Meet the women of Buckhead—a place of expensive cars, huge houses, and competitive friendships.

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The Best New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Audiobooks

House of Blades

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By: Will Wight
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Series: The Traveler’s Gate Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Simon can only watch, helpless, as his family is killed and his friends captured by enemy Travelers—men and women who can summon mystical powers from otherworldly Territories. To top it off, another young man from Simon’s village discovers that he’s a savior prophesied to destroy evil and save the realm. Prophecy has nothing to say about Simon. He has no special powers, no magical weapons, and no guarantee that he’ll survive. But he sets off anyway, alone, to gain the power he needs to oppose the Travelers and topple their ruthless Overlord. It may not be his destiny, but Simon’s determined to rescue his fellow villagers from certain death. Because who cares about prophecy, really?

Death Game Quality Assurance

By: Andrew Rowe
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman, Travis Baldree, Yoshi Amao, Andrew Call, Fiona Rene, Judy Alice Lee, Adam McArthur, Jalen Gilbert
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
Add it to your library**

Working as a quality-assurance grunt in the gaming industry sounds like fun, right? You get to play the coolest new games before anyone else. And all you have to do is to find, reproduce, and report bugs before the last pixel is locked in and the games are launched to an eager public. Sure, there’s the unpaid overtime, the office politics, and the ever-present threat of layoffs. But you get to game!

Self Help

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By: Ben H. Winters
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Ron Perlman
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Add it to your library**

A darkly comedic thriller by the New York Times best-selling author of Underground Airlines, The Last Policeman, and the Audible Originals Q&A and Inside Jobs. Jack Diller is just one more struggling actor on the road to nowhere. He’s got an agent who barely remembers his name, his ex-girlfriend has hooked up with a Silicon Valley dude, and the milk in his fridge is so far past its sell-by date it’s historic. The only way Jack can scrape together a bare existence is by delivering food to exactly the types of successful people he wishes he could be.

The Boys: Deeper and Deeper

By: Matt Berns
Narrated by: Chace Crawford, Leigh Bush, Katy Breier
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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From his exile from The Seven to his escape from an insidious cult, The Deep tells all in this companion to the hit Prime Video series The Boys He may be Lord of the Seven Seas, but for The Deep, life has been a tsunami of humiliations and setbacks. After braving the childhood trauma of being the weird kid with gills, Deep rose to the very top, basking in worldwide fame with Earth’s most powerful superheroes. But his public glory masked the disrespect of his teammates who crushed him, day after day.

The Best New Audible Plus Books: Fiction

Deep Hole

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By: Don Winslow
Narrated by: Ed Harris
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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In Deep Hole, one of the world’s foremost crime novelists crafts a sweet, poignant romance novella that could only come from his perfectly calibrated sense of time and place. It incorporates fights and misunderstandings and rejection, and is set against the backdrop of a quiet surfing town in Rhode Island where everyone knows each other’s business–and pleasure. Gambling, deceit and love intertwine in unexpected ways to deliver a satisfying love story with the requisite Don Winslow side dishes of sly wit, piercing honesty and a dash of sexiness to accompany the crackling yarn.

The Groves

By: J.V. Lyon
Narrated by: Shannon Purser, Jerrie Johnson, Chelsea Rendon, Renee Rapp, Tanis Parenteau, Molly Quinn, Aisha Dee
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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For readers of campus novels from Tartt and McCarthy to Real Life, comes this captivating debut novel following a diverse cohort of socially-influential queer women students as they investigate the darker side of their picturesque New England college. Returning to rural Vermont for her senior year after time abroad, New Yorker Daphne Howard just wants to make it to graduation. She’s still processing the sting of her social circle moving off-campus under the thrall of Serena Vigil, a talented poet from Texas who happens to be Daphne’s nemesis. But when a gruesome story overheard at a local bar leads Daphne to consider an unusual artifact discovered on campus in a new light, friends, lovers, and others unite to confront the collision of present and past, political and personal.

The Best New Audiobooks for Children

Mutually Assured Detention

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By: Scott McCormick
Narrated by: Qamar Yochanan, full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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War may be hell, but prank wars are hell-arious. Seventh-grader Jordan Bryant is desperate for a scoop for his year-end ELA project. When the vice principal gets glitter-bombed in front of the whole class—and the wrong student punished for the prank—Jordan thinks he’s found the perfect story. Instead, he finds himself swept up in the biggest thing to ever hit Murray Middle: The Great Prank War.

Hilda and the Hidden People Hilda

By: Stephen Davies, Luke Pearson
Narrated by: Carlyss Peer, Bella Ramsey, Sanchia McCormack, Ako Mitchell, Rasmus Hardiker, Wes Venn, Rob Rackstraw, Simon Greenall, David Menkin, John Hopkins, Kaisa Hammarlund
Series: Hilda, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Meet Hilda: explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper, friend to almost every creature in the valley, and star of her very own Netflix show. Dive into this immersive multi-voice 3D audio adventure as Hilda encounters her very first troll, negotiates peace with some rather pernickety elves, and reunites two lovelorn ancient giants.

Spies! Sneaks, Snoops, and Saboteurs Who Shaped the World

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By: Scott McCormick
Narrated by: Kdin Jenzen, Carly Robins, Gabriel Vaughan, Genesis Oliver, Gregory Connors, Josh Hurley, Kevin T. Collins, Ron Butler, Elizabeth Evans, Feodor Chin, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Khristine Hvam
Series: Rivals!
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Listen to the hilarious-but-true adventures of the world’s most amazing spies, document their actions, and most importantly: do not let the enemy see you laugh.

The Best New Audible Plus Books: Nonfiction

It Takes a Woman

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By: DeVon Franklin
Narrated by: DeVon Franklin, Aunt Nuna, Aunt Ida, Aunt Enis, Aunt Donna, Aunt Sondra, Paulette Franklin
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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There’s an African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” Hollywood producer and bestselling author DeVon Franklin offers a personal twist: It Takes a Woman. In this riveting and soul-stirring Audible Original, Franklin introduces us to the women who raised him—a “village of love” that selflessly came together to shape him into the man he is today. For the first time publicly, Franklin and his family discuss the aftermath of his father’s untimely death and the despair that could have destroyed their future. It Takes a Woman offers listeners an emotional journey of tragedy, triumph, and healing as Franklin, his mother, and his five living great-aunts recall how the women heeded the call to help raise him and his two brothers.

Self Care by the Signs

By: Valerie Tejeda
Narrated by: Valerie Tejeda
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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A soothing guide to living well by harmonizing your self-care practice with the movement of the stars. Astrology has exploded in popularity as more people look to the stars for career, relationship and self-improvement advice. Now, in this uplifting production, beloved astrology writer Valerie Tejeda shows us how to tap into the energy of the zodiac to enhance our wellbeing all year long.

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