25 of the Best Audiobooks on Everand (formerly Scribd)

For audiobook fans, Everand is a fantastic subscription with tons of listening each month for a flat fee. Let’s check out some of the best audiobooks on Everand that you don’t want to miss!

I recommend this subscription both to people who are new to audiobooks as well as avid listeners who are looking for an affordable way to listen to more books.

If you are new to it, check out my article What Is Everand? to learn more about how this book service works.

I listen to 200 – 250 audiobooks per year, and most of them come from Everand. Until recently, the subscription was called Scribd. But the platform was split into two services: Scribd for document exchange and Everand for books, audiobooks, magazines, and sheet music.

Below, you’ll find a small selection of the – in my humble opinion – best Everand audiobooks!

Make sure you click on the names of authors and narrators on the platform itself to find more available audiobooks to borrow there.

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The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring audiobook cover showing a chest with plate armor and a hand holding a sword

Written by J. R. R. Tolkien
Narrated by Andy Serkis
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With fans getting treated to the breathtaking Amazon Prime show, has there ever been a better time to listen to The Lord of the Rings audiobooks (again)?

Andy Serkis, the actor who played Gollum in the LotR movies by Peter Jackson, reads the latest version of all The Lord of the Rings audiobooks.

He is such a gifted audiobook narrator, and if you have watched the movies, you will easily recognize many of his character voices.

You can binge the entire trilogy and The Hobbit on Everand! And you can also listen to The Silmarillion, on which the show The Rings of Power is based, narrated by Martin Shaw.

American Gods

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Written by Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes and Full Cast
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American Gods is an Urban Fantasy classic and one of my favorite books of all time. The 10th anniversary edition is available on Everand, and this one is particularly great!

It is an unabridged recording of the story word for word as Neil Gaiman wrote it, and it is narrated by an incredibly talented full cast. That means every character is read by their own voice actor.

This Everand audiobook is absolutely captivating and fantastic both for a first-timer or for a re-listen!

All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries)

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Written by Martha Wells
Narrated by Kevin R. Free
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Imagine a cozy mystery, but set in space. And instead of a plucky young lady at the center, you get a weaponized cyborg solving crimes!

Murderbot (which is the name it has given itself) has this incredibly dry humor. And honestly, this is such a wholesome series!

Apart from the captivating mysteries, I found the main character and its contemplations of self and meaning very touching. No wonder this series has so many fans!

The narration by Kevin R. Free is simply delightful and these audiobooks are all around extremely entertaining. After All Systems Red, you can listen to the other 6 books in the series on Everand as well, including the newest book, System Collapse.

The earlier books in the series are also available as dramatized recordings by GraphicAudio. And while I enjoy their productions very much, Kevin R. Free’s narration adds so much to Murderbot’s humanity, that I would recommend going with the original recordings here, and not the dramatized ones.

Starling House

An intricate cover with black birds on a dark background

Written by Alix E. Harrow
Narrated by Natalie Naudus
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Alix E. Harrow’s Starling House is one of the most popular novels of 2023 and is available as an Everand audiobook!

This book blew me away. I expected a gothic haunted house story. But it feels almost unfair to call Starling house haunted. It’s a very special place.

This story has so many layers. Yes, it’s gothic and creepy at times, it’s also romantic and almost tender. Opal and Arthur are, for sure, not your average Romance couple. Their love story is weird but still so romantic and beautifully fitting with the atmosphere of the book.

Natalie Naudus is perfect at bringing out Opal’s rage, her desperation, as well as all the many beautiful and soft moments of this story.

10 Things That Never Happened

10 Things That Never Happened by Alexis Hall

Written by Alexis Hall
Narrated by Will Watt
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For all your Romantic Comedy and Holiday Romance needs, you can find Alexis Hall’s recent release 10 Things That Never Happened on Everand.

We have a wild set-up here! Sam is a store manager. When his boss, the owner of the chain, threatens to fire him and his entire team, Sam uses an opportunity and fakes amnesia!

Sam believes if only his boss Jonathan got to know him better, he would accept Sam’s “management style” (which includes keeping people on because they need the job even though they are actively horrible at it).

As Jonathan feels very guilty for Sam’s accident and the resulting head wound, he offers to care for him at his house until Sam is fine again.

Will Watt did such a delightful narration of this incredibly entertaining RomCom that I cannot recommend enough to you!


A bright yellow cover with eyebrows and slanted black and white eyes looking to the side

Written by Rebecca F Kuang
Narrated by Helen Laser
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This book is so incredibly captivating, for an entire day, I did nothing else but sit somewhere, stare at the wall, and listen to Helen Laser bringing June to life.

Yellowface is written in such an intimate way that I kept trying to empathize with June. Under all her ugliness, I could see this person ping-ponging between narcissism and debilitating anxiety and insecurities.

A lot of horrible things had happened to June that, as the first person narrator, she only mentions in passing, especially things relating to her pretty dire mental health after at least two traumatic life events.

But I suppose that’s what makes this book so compelling. While transporting a clear message regarding racism and gatekeeping in the publishing industry, June is – in her own pathetic and pitiful way – complex and layered, and I found myself fully invested in her journey, even though I couldn’t quite decide which outcome I would have wished for her.

This is marketed as satire, but honestly, as far as I can tell as a book blogger who only experiences the publishing industry on the fringes, the way June’s career was handled, the yellowface, the Twitter scandals that changed nothing… It all seemed pretty accurate and, unfortunately, not really exaggerated.

Yellowface is on my list of the best audiobooks of 2023 and definitely a must-listen for anyone using Everand for audiobooks!

Nettle & Bone

Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher audiobook cover showing a white woman from the back, her body is covered in green, prickly leaves

Written by T. Kingfisher
Narrated by Amara Jasper
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I love fairytales, or rather, I used to. These days, I prefer books that look at fairytales through a feminist lens. And that pretty much sums up what T. Kingfisher does in Nettle & Bones!

A young woman marries a prince. Then she dies. So, the prince marries the younger sister. The youngest sister, Marra, however, grows increasingly worried as she never hears from her two sisters after the weddings.

This isn’t a book about a young girl, mind. We start in Marra’s childhood. But as she grows up, she tries to find the tools she needs to save her remaining sister from the fate that befell their oldest sister.

This is an incredibly good adventure story and Amara Jasper did a fantastic audio narration. This is such an outstanding Fantasy book that I can’t recommend enough to my fellow Everand subscribers!

Just Ash

Just Ash by Sol Santana

Written by Sol Santana
Narrated by Avi Roque
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I stumbled over Just Ash when I was checking out the backlist of a few of my favorite nonbinary and trans voice actors, in this case, Avi Roque. This is an own-voices book written by Sol Santana. And it is such an intensely moving novel that is very, very much worth reading!

Ash is intersex but has been brought up as a boy. When he gets his period at age 16, everything crumbles. His deeply religious mother is obsessed with turning him into a girl, and his abusive father doesn’t really want anything to do with him anymore at all.

Ash is a protagonist I so badly wanted to save and I’m so glad that he found a happy ending. The book has a lot of valuable information about intersex people and makes room for different personalities and how each of them experiences being intersex. But it also delves deeply into Ash’s thoughts and feelings and Avi Roque’s narration brought this out perfectly.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me audiobook cover shows a blue-haired woman next to a very tall muscular bearded white man

Written by Mariana Zapata
Narrated by Stephen Dexter and Emma Wilder
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Mariana Zapata’s beloved Romance novel The Wall of Winnipeg and Me has recently been re-released with a new duet narration by Emma Wilder and Stephen Dexter.

Emma Wilder reads most of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me and, as always, it’s an absolute delight to listen to her. She fills Vanessa with so much life and brings out all her thoughts and emotions perfectly.

Stephen Dexter voices our grumpy Aiden throughout the book, and he reads all male dialogue.

This is still a wonderful story and the very definition of a slow burn that pulls you in and won’t let you go. The new recording truly does it justice and brings something new to the table.

If you’ve been unsure whether to get this new The Wall of Winnipeg and Me audiobook – or if you haven’t read the book at all yet – grab it on Everand!

We Could Be So Good

We Could Be So Good audiobook cover shows a blue tinged staircase and a shadow cut of two men about to kiss

Written by Cat Sebastian
Narrated by Joel Leslie
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Cat Sebastian is an outstanding author of gay Historical Romance novels.

In We Could Be So Good, the setting is New York in the late 1950s. Being queer was still illegal and not accepted in broader society, although activist voices started demanding more tolerance.

Nick is a journalist and gay. After being arrested once as a young man, he is extremely careful when meeting other queer men.

Andy is Nick’s boss’s son and is supposed to take over the paper. While working together, Andy and Nick develop a deep friendship and tender feelings for one another.

But Nick is unwilling to be out to anyone at work, and Andy gets engaged to a woman.

I loved how The Charioteer by Mary Renault plays a pivotal role in how both Nick and Andy view their queerness, and there is certainly a message here of what it means to see yourself represented in media and what exactly that representation looks like.

This is a truly wonderful and moving audiobook on Everand!

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The Obsession

The Obsession audiobook cover showing a torn red paper heart on a black background

Written by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Narrated by Catherine Ho and David Lee Huynh
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Jesse Q. Sutanto is one of my favorite authors for all things Mystery and Thriller!

Logan seems to be this super dreamy boy, true Highschool crush material, but he’s actually a very disturbed stalker and extremely creepy.

However, he did not expect how much Delilah, his new obsession, would be out of his league.

She might have been scared at first, but she is fed up with everyone pushing her down and nothing can stop her on her path to freeing herself from toxic influences. Nothing!

Catherine Ho and David Lee Huynh did such an excellent job bringing these two very imperfect protagonists to life and turning this Everand audiobook into my listening obsession.


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Written by Tracy Deonn
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn is one of the best Young Adult Fantasy books out there, and it will pull you right in! Joniece Abbott-Pratt narrates the audiobook version and it is out of this world.

After accidentally witnessing actual magic, Bree starts to investigate an old and elitist society of mages.

She finds out that descendants of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have magical abilities and protect humans – sometimes more, sometimes less successfully – from supernatural monsters.

Just By Looking At Him

Just By Looking at Him audiobook cover showing a painting of a naked man sitting on a beach, looking towards the sea where another person is in the water

Written and narrated by Ryan O’Connell
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Just by Looking at Him by Ryan O’Connell is such an intensely captivating story! The author reads the audio version himself and that makes this novel feel even more personal.

It’s an exploration of what you are looking for in life – what you can expect from life – and what you want in your relationships and how disability and queerness play into every aspect of that.

I found this such a compelling book! It’s laugh-out-loud funny and charming, but also raw and sometimes ugly.

Elliott struggles with addictive behavior and starts the journey to figure out why he keeps repeating the same patterns. But when you are successful in your job and have the seemingly perfect relationship, it’s not so easy to find out why exactly you are unhappy and what changes you need to make.

First Comes Like

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai, the illustrated yellow cover shows a bearded brown man with glasses holding up a phone and the photo of a woman wearing hijab

Written by Alisha Rai
Narrated by Saira Ayers and Neil Shah
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Alisha Rai writes such fantastic Romance novels! Jia’s and Dev’s love story is utterly unique and so them.

Jia is a beauty influencer and Dev is an Indian movie star. After Jia gets catfished and falsely accuses Dev, the two stay in touch.

One thing leads to another – as they so often do – and the two get caught making out. Dev knows that this will be a problem for Jia’s family and offers a fake relationship.

Alisha Rai touches on several popular and beloved Romance tropes, but none ever steal the spotlight from Jia’s and Dev’s beautiful growing love.

Saira Ayers and Neil Shah are the perfect voices for this wonderful dual point of view Romance audiobook.

Self-Made Boys

The beautiful illustrated cover of Self-Made Boys shows a brown-skinned black haired man and a blond white man close together, they are surrounded by purple flowers

Written by Anna-Marie McLemore
Narrated by Avi Roque and Kyla Garcia
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You don’t have to have read The Great Gatsby to enjoy this beautiful Historical Fiction retelling!

Nicolás, a trans boy, moves to New York where his cousin Daisy seems to be living a glamorous life. And that’s where he falls for the mysterious Jay Gatsby…

Avi Roque, who I adore, reads Nicolás’ chapters, and Kyla Garcia reads Daisy’s. This is such a beautiful, bright, yet raw story that completely drew me in with its lovable characters.

And the author manages to perfectly balance the impact that racism, homophobia, and transphobia (external and internalized) have, with the joyfulness that people can find in welcoming, accepting spaces and with people who understand them.

Self-Made Boys was one of my favorite audiobooks of 2022 and is one of the best audiobooks on Everand!

A Thousand Steps into Night

Cover of A Thousand Steps into Night is an abstract illustration of a black-haired Asian person in a billowing red robe

Written by Traci Chee
Narrated by Grace Rolek
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A Thousand Steps into Night is a Fantasy book based on Japanese mythology, and the story is absolutely compelling!

This is a deeply feminist book about a girl from a small village who could never do anything on her own because society would frown upon it.

Then she catches a demonic curse and turns into a demon who can kill by touch. That’s where her adventures start!

Grace Rolek did a great narration for Miuko, who always thinks that she is too loud and too much, as well as for all the many fantastic creatures and people she meets. This is such an enjoyable listen and one of the best audiobooks on Everand to borrow!

Gideon the Ninth

The Gideon the Ninth audiobook cover shows a red-haired person with white and black skull face paint holding a sword, skeletons in the background

Written by Tamsyn Muir
Narrated by Moira Quirk
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Gideon the Ninth is one of the most popular Science Fantasy books and the titular heroine might be one of the most badass people in all of Fantasy!

The audiobook is read by Moira Quirk, an outstanding narrator who truly brings the characters to life and perfectly emphasizes the atmosphere of this book.

Gideon accompanies Harrow, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House, to a trial between the houses. Harrow wants to ascend in the necromancer ranks and needs Gideon as her bodyguard and sword to her magic.

The two aren’t exactly friends, though, and the trials are far from a harmless competition…

Honey & Spice

The illustrated cover of Honey and Spice shows a beautiful young Black woman with long black hair looking over her shoulder at the viewer

Written by Bolu Babalola
Narrated by Weruche Opia
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Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola is an outstanding College Romance set in the UK.

Kiki is such a lovable heroine you can’t help but root for!

She’s navigating college life and socially, she tries to stay somewhat on the outside while still being in good standing with everyone. She is worried about messing up any friendships, and she doesn’t want a romantic relationship.

Kiki hosts a radio show for her fellow Black college girls in which she talks about guys who are abusive or take advantage. But then super swoon-worthy Malakai enters the scene! Kiki feels drawn to him even though she’s sure he must be a player.

This is such a fantastic book that takes you through all the emotions, making you laugh, cry, and fan yourself, haha.

Weruche Opia did an absolutely outstanding narration, with the radio show parts and some of the inner monologue sounding like Spoken Word, and I loved the different English accents!

D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding

The illustrated cover of D'Vaughn And Kris Plan A Wedding shows a weeding cake with two Black women standing on top, one in a white wedding dress, the other in a tux. A spotlight is shining on them.

Written by Chencia C. Higgins
Narrated by Rebecca Lee
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D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins is a super sweet and super popular Romantic Comedy!

D’Vaughn and Kris take part in a reality show. They don’t know each other but should make their families and friends believe they are getting married.

If they succeed with the ruse and end up in front of the altar, they will win a lot of money. They believe their mutual attraction can only be helpful to make this plan work.

But of course, both worry what the other one really thinks. Being part of a reality show is a very stressful environment, and D’Vaughn and Kris get a crash course in getting to know each other.

This is a wonderful fake dating story with so much chemistry and an extremely enjoyable audio narration by Rebecca Lee!

A Psalm for the Wild-Built

The cover of A Psalm for the Wild-Built is a painting showing a path, on one end a waving robot, on the other a person on an open cart

Written by Becky Chambers
Narrated by Em Grosland
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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers has a special place in my heart – and in that of many other readers and listeners.

This Science Fiction book has an incredibly cozy vibe and is one of the best audiobooks on Everand!

At the center of this novella are Sibling Dax, who is a tea monk, and Mosscap, the first robot to make contact with a human after robots became sentient and parted ways with humans.

This story is, at the same time, meditative, warm, and cuddly, as well as profound, hopeful, and very captivating. Em Grosland was perfectly cast as narrator to bring this series to life!

Their voice truly makes you feel Dax’s struggles and hopes, and the voice for Mosscap is simply adorable. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy is the second book in the Monk & Robot series and is also available on Everand.

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One For All

Cover of One for All is an illustration showing a young white woman in a red dress with an elaborate hairstyle smirking and holding a rapier while several swords are pointed at her

Written by Lillie Lainoff
Narrated by Mara Wilson
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One For All by Lillie Lainoff is an outstanding Young Adult Historical Fiction novel.

It’s a musketeers retelling about four girls taking up arms, being spies, saving France, and being all-around awesome!

Tania has learned to fence from her father who always believed in her and helped her find ways to fight despite her chronic illness, POTS.

The audiobook is narrated by Mara Wilson, who was so great to listen to! This book is incredibly much fun and very entertaining and fast-paced. It’s one of the best Everand audiobooks and you should definitely check it out!

Legends & Lattes

Legends and Lattes: cover showing a female orc and a succubus behind a counter with pastries and coffee

Written and narrated by Travis Baldree
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Legends & Lattes is a Cozy Fantasy – which is really what you imagine when you hear about this genre!

It’s popular audiobook narrator Travis Baldree’s debut book about an orc warrior who retires from fighting and opens her own coffee shop together with a succubus and a ratkin.

Yes, this book is as adorable and escapist, and cozy as it sounds!

The narration for his own characters and story is absolutely wonderful and this has quickly become a comfort listen for many Fantasy audiobook fans.

Even though the stakes are low in this slice-of-live Fantasy, it is a captivating and enchanting story that will pull you into a fantastical world without all the darkness and the world-saving and the everyone-is-taking-themselves-so-serious that so often comes with the genre.

This is one of the best audiobooks on Everand and a must-listen for anyone who likes Fantasy!

Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Daughter of the Moon Goddess

Written by Sue Lynn Tan
Narrated by Natalie Naudus
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The daughter of the moon goddess is forced to leave her mother and her home to keep her family safe. Now she has to make a life for herself in the Celestial Kingdom.

And what a life it is! Xingyin’s quests are adventurous and suspenseful, and Sue Lynn Tan’s worldbuilding is so vivid.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess is an absolutely captivating Fantasy novel set in a beautiful world and based on Chinese mythology.

It’s narrated by Natalie Naudus who did such an outstanding job here. The story played like a movie in my head.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty (cover photo showing a Black woman in a Carribean setting with flowers, hummingbird and palm tree)

Written by Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
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Akwaeke Emezi’s Romance novel You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty is as beautiful and poetic as the title promises!

Feyi is a party-going introvert – she’s an artist who keeps her pain, and her heart, behind walls.

The story is about her way back into the dating pool and evolves into a forbidden older man / younger woman Romance with a bisexual hero.

Bahni Turpin did the narration, which is, as you would expect, absolutely amazing! Bahni Turpin is one of the best audiobook narrators out there, and she really brings out the emotions of this love story.

Whether you are a Romance reader or a Literary Fiction reader, you should save this outstanding Everand audiobook right away!

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School (illustrated cover showing a Latina girl with a braid and golden hoop earrings)

Written by Sonora Reyes
Narrated by Karla Serrato
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The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School is a wonderful Young Adult book!

We get to know a great cast of characters here, and while Yami has a lot of worries about how her mom will react to her sexuality, the overall tone of this book is hopeful and sweet.

The story feels very raw and real and Yami is such a lovable protagonist! Karla Serrato truly brought her to life.

This is one of the best audiobooks on Everand for readers who enjoy queer YA Fiction!

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