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The 30 Best Audible Escape Books

Here are the 30 best Audible Escape books that you can binge-listen to with this fantastic unlimited audiobook subscription!

Edit Sept. 16: Unfortunately, Audible has released a statement yesterday that Audible Escape will be discontinued. If you have an active subscription, you won’t be billed anymore from now on and you can still listen to Audible Escape books for free until November 1st. Some of the audiobooks will move into Audible Plus instead. Read more about Audible Plus! And please sign up for my newsletter so I can keep you posted about Audible Plus developments and Audible Escape alternatives!

Is Audible Escape being discontinued?

Yes. Unfortunately, it’s true. You can’t sign up to Audible Escape anymore. If you have an active subscription, you won’t be billed anymore in October and you can still listen to Audible Escape books in your library until November 1st. Then all things Audible Escape will be gone πŸ™

Will the Audible Escape audiobooks still exist?

Yes, absolutely! Some will move into Audible Plus – Audible’s new unlimited audiobook subscription. And the rest will be available for purchase with Audible credits or through Whispersync deals (what’s that?).

Is Audible Plus the new name for Audible Escape?

No. They’re two very different subscriptions – at least behind the scenes. It’s most likely that Audible Plus will only ever include Audible’s own content, not audiobooks from other publishers. Authors and other audiobook publishers could have their audiobooks included in Audible Escape and be paid for every listened minute (similar to how Kindle Unlimited works). Audible Plus doesn’t let authors enroll their own books.

Why was Audible Escape discontinued?

We don’t know for sure. One theory is that Audible couldn’t manage to create a fair payment structure for audiobook publishers. And instead of putting more work into solving this and possibly increasing the price of Escape, they discontinued the program and implemented Audible Plus which only includes audiobooks they hold the rights for (so they don’t have the hassle of needing a fair, sustainable payment system for authors and narrators).

How will I be able to afford my audiobooks now?

That’s a fair question! Audible Escape was one of a kind for Romance audiobook fans. But you have other options for unlimited audiobook services that you should try out to see which one fits you best: Read more…

How does Audible Escape work?

Similarly to a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can borrow 10 audiobooks at a time. There is no limit on how many books you can download throughout the month.

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The audiobooks aren’t yours to keep. You can only listen to them while you have an active subscription. Just borrow them and download them in your Audible app as usual. You can listen to as many Audible Escape books or to the same book as often as you want!

How to return Audible Escape books

If you want to return an audiobook you simply choose “Remove from library” in the app or exchange them when you want to download a new book. If you already have 10, you’ll be prompted to choose one to return before you can download the new title.

The 10 Most Popular Audible Escape Books

These audiobooks have many thousands of 4- and 5-star ratings and very favorable Audible reviews, making them the Top 10 best Audible Escape books!

Lucky Suit

This Lauren Blakely novella has over 20,000 ratings on Audible! Lucky Suit is a cute Online Love Romantic Comedy that will keep you wonderfully entertained. It’s narrated by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt.
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The Christmas Pact

The Christmas Pact by popular Romance author duo Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is a novella that won’t only be fun during the holidays! It’s narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York.
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Cake – A Love Story

Cake by J. Bengtsson is one of the most popular Rockstar Romance books out there! And the emotional narration by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt makes this one of the most popular Audible Escape titles.
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Verity

Verity, a Thriller by popular Romance author Colleen Hoover, made incredible waves in 2019 because it’s well written, unpredictable, and unique. It’s narrated by Vanessa Johansson and Amy Landon.
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The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang’s Romance novel The Kiss Quotient is one of those books that seemed to have become an instant classic. Everyone has read it or at least heard of it. The narration by Carly Robins is wonderful and even if you’ve read the book, the audiobook is definitely worth a listen!
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Complicated

When you want to escape into a longer and layered story, Complicated by Kristen Ashley is the perfect choice for you! This 18 hour long audiobook is narrated by Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon.
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Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G. is everything you’re looking for in a Lawyer Romance! Perfectly narrated by Sebastian York and Erin Mallon, this is a must-listen for fans of red hot Romance novels.
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Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words

One of the funniest Romantic Comedies of 2019 and one of the most popular audiobooks in Audible Escape is Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words, a collaboration between Romance author Tara Sivec and popular Romance narrator Andi Arndt, who co-wrote and narrated the book.
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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

One of the first books that will be recommended when you ask for Slow Burn Romance is The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata. It perfectly brings out everything we love about slow burn! The audiobook is beautifully narrated by Callie Dalton.
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Repeat

Kylie Scott’s novel Repeat is an irresistible take on the amnesia-theme when a woman loses her memory and her ex-boyfriend reluctantly takes care of her. The audiobook is very emotionally narrated by Andi Arndt.
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10 Bestselling Authors in Audible Escape

In addition to the lovely people in the sections above and below, here are 10 bestselling and award-winning authors who have added many of their backlist titles to the audiobook subscription to give you hours upon hours of entertainment!

Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter writes amazing Paranormal Romance. You can try out most of her various series through Audible Escape. Zachary Webber did an outstanding job with the narration of her Irin Chronicles series.
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Mia Sheridan

Mia Sheridan tells beautiful love stories that are very unique and deeply touching. Most of her backlist is available through Audible Escape. The Wish Collector is a fairytale retelling and narrated by Zachary Webber and Virginia Rose.
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Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is a brilliant author who writes Contemporary and Historical love stories. Her audiobooks are all available through Audible Escape. The narrator of The Duchess War is Rosalyn Landor who has a wonderful accent.
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CD Reiss

CD Reiss writes red hot Dark Romance and Romantic Thrillers, as well as Contemporary Romance. Many of her older audiobooks are included in Audible Escape, like the Songs of Submission trilogy, narrated by Jo Raylan.
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Nalini Singh

Most of Nalini Singh’s Contemporary and Fantasy Romance audiobooks are available on Audible Escape, including the first 10 books in the popular Guild Hunter series, narrated by Justine Eyre.
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Alexandria House

Alexandria House writes Contemporary Romance with Black heroines and heroes. Many of her audiobooks are included in Audible Escape. Let Me Love You is narrated by popular voice actors Jakobi Diem and Adenrele Ojo.
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Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole writes Contemporary and Historical Romance. Her Audible Original The A.I. Who Loved Me was one of the best audiobooks of 2019, both on Audible and on Lovely Audiobooks! You can find most of her novellas as well as the start of her popular Reluctant Royal series in Audible Escape.
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R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is one of the most popular Romantic Comedy authors! Most of her backlist is available through Audible Escape, including the adorable Friends to Lovers novel Not So Nice Guy, narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Luci Christian Bell.
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Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. Many of her backlist audiobooks, including the RITA award-winning Long Shot, narrated by Sean Crisden and Jo Raylan, are on Audible Escape.
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Helen Hardt

Helen Hardt is known for her dark and sexy Paranormal and Contemporary Romance series. Among others, you can find the earlier titles of the Steel Brothers Saga, as well as all of the Blood Bond Saga in Audible Escape.
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Escape into these 10 Popular Book Series!

Many publishers only add the first book of a series to Audible Escape so you can try it out. But there are also a number of completed or very long on-going series included in Audible Escape so you can really lose yourself in an epic story!

Mystic Bayou

Molly Harper’s audiobook How to Date Your Dragon was one of the first titles to be released directly into Audible Escape (when it was still the Audible Romance Package). It’s narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis, two fantastic voice actors. New titles in the Mystic Bayou series are always added directly into Audible Escape.
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Virgin River

Virgin River by Robyn Carr isn’t only a hit since the Netflix show! And you can listen to all 18 audiobooks in Audible Escape! The narrator is Therese Plummer.
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Crossfire

Bared To You is the start of Sylvia Day’s bestselling Crossfire series. This Erotic Romance is perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey! The audiobooks are narrated by Jill Redfield and Jeremy York.
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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Even before the super cute Netflix movie, this Young Adult Romance was already popular and beloved. The entire To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series was recently republished with an own voices narrator, Ali Ahn!
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The Morgan Brothers

The Morgan Brothers have become somewhat of a cult series! Each brother’s story is ridiculously sexy and incredibly funny. At the same time, the characters are thoroughly likable and really good people which creates this special Morgan magic that fans love so much. The books are narrated by the author herself, Lauren Rowe, and John Lane.
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Pucked

All 6 audiobooks in Helena Hunting’s popular Hockey Romance series Pucked are available in Audible Escape! Each book has a different narrator.
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Sinners of Saint

When you’re craving angst-filled New Adult Romance, the Sinners of Saint series by L.J. Shen is exactly what you need! The audiobooks are narrated by Savannah Peachwood and Christian Rummel.
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Knitting in the City

Penny Reid’s adorable Romantic Comedy series Knitting in the City is entirely available through Audible Escape. When you’re looking for strong heroines, irresistible heroes, and captivating storylines, this one is a must!
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Bad Boy Billionaires

If you’re craving Bad Boy Billionaires, you’ll be so pleased to hear that Max Monroe’s series including all 3 companion novellas are included in Audible Escape!
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A Charm of Magpies

A Charm of Magpies by K.J. Charles is a three-part Gay Fantasy Romance series with companion novellas, creating a captivating world of magic in historical London. It is perfectly narrated by Cornell Collins! You can also get the free Romance book for your Kindle.
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7 thoughts on “The 30 Best Audible Escape Books”

  1. Great article, thanks for the recommendations! Just wanted to comment that you can search by romance trope (quite specifically, actually) if you go on the Audible website instead of the app!

  2. Joanne Tailele

    I am not a romance reader, but I love women’s fiction. I hope someday Audible Escape opens up to more genres. It does not sound like it has enough for me right now.

    1. Thank you for leaving a comment πŸ™‚
      I understand that it doesn’t seem worth it to you right now. Audible currently shows 39 audiobooks for the category Chick Lit in Audible Escape. I would like it best if they grew other genres as well, Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller… Definitely more cozies! As long as they don’t take away what they currently have in place for Romance readers. Since those are some fun and handy features, and there’s so ridiculous much choice.

    1. Most of the time, I don’t have an Audible membership. Between Kindle Unlimited, Audible Escape, and Amazon’s audio upgrades, I can get most of the audiobooks I want cheaper than with a credit. Lindzee Armstrong also has two audiobooks in Audible Escape and she has an amazing narrator πŸ™‚

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