The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in May 2023

Kindle Unlimited is a fantastic subscription for audiobook fans, and new titles are added all the time. Let’s take a look at the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks that are new in May 2023!

Most of the following books have thousands of positive ratings and reviews on Amazon, which puts them into the category of the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks even though they have only just been released.

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You can listen to all of the following Audible books for free with an Kindle Unlimited subscription. You don’t need to buy them or spend an Audible credit!

They are included in your Kindle Unlimited subscription, and you don’t even need an Audible membership to listen to them.

Simply install the free Audible app on your phone and log in with your Amazon login and password to find the Kindle Unlimited audiobooks you have borrowed in your Audible library.

There are over 5000 Audible books included in Kindle Unlimited. That makes this subscription a great way for people who are new to audiobooks to try out the format.

But it’s just as fantastic for avid audiobook listeners because you can find new and free audiobooks and check out stories from new-to-you authors as well as from different genres.

Of course, you get the full benefit of this during a 30 day free trial**!

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New Listen for Free Romance Audiobooks

Vacation Wars


Meghan Quinn (Author), CJ Bloom (Narrator), Lee Samuels (Narrator)
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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a fun, sexy story about the family dynamics that can stand in the way of rekindling a romance.

Prepared for a good time, Tessa is thrilled to spend the weeks before her sister’s wedding at their family’s favorite vacation spot: Santorini. Sandy beaches, stonewashed houses, attractive men—it’s heaven.

But Tessa’s idea of a girls’ trip comes to a screaming halt when her sister thinks it’s high time Tessa finds some love herself. Unfortunately, Tessa forgot about the deal she made back in high school: she has to find her soulmate before her sister’s wedding. Or else.

Something Spectacular: Something Fabulous


Alexis Hall (Author), Robyn Holdaway (Narrator)
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From the USA Today bestselling author of Boyfriend Material comes a riotous Regency romp full of art, expensive hats, and a love that is nothing short of spectacular.

Peggy Delancey’s not at all ready to move on from her former flame, Arabella Tarleton. But Belle has her own plans for a love match, and she needs Peggy’s help to make those plans a reality. Still hung up on her feelings and unable to deny Belle what she wants, Peggy reluctantly agrees to help her woo the famous and flamboyant opera singer Orfeo.

My thoughts: Something Spectacular is a wonderful and fun NB/NB Romance with an excellent narration and one of my audiobook recommendations for May 2023!

A Cruel Arrangement: Kings of New York


Tijan (Author), Brooke Bloomingdale (Narrator), Jason Carpenter (Narrator)
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From New York Times bestselling author Tijan comes the intensely passionate story of a man trying to make amends and the woman who makes him want to keep his promises.

This was my place. My business. Easter Lanes. Then a guy comes in, trying to rob me, daring to take it away from me. My home. My life. Hell no. I won’t let my livelihood be threatened.

No one knows what I’ve done to build this life for myself. Except he might. Ashton Walden, a man I remember from when we were kids. Even back then I could tell how dangerous he would be one day.

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The Best Kindle Unlimited Thriller Audiobooks in May

All He Has Left 


Chad Zunker (Author), Christopher Ryan Grant (Narrator)
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Power, money, and dark family secrets are a killer combination in a propulsive novel of suspense by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Family Money.

After Jake Slater’s wife dies in a tragic hit-and-run, all he has left is his daughter, Piper—nearly lost, too, in a brutal custody battle with his wealthy in-laws. A year later, Jake reluctantly agrees to a reunion with the estranged family for Piper’s thirteenth birthday. Then a single gunshot rings out, and a new nightmare begins.

Hollow Beasts: Jodi Luna, Book 1 


Alisa Lynn Valdés (Author), Joanna DeLane (Narrator)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club comes a wilderness thriller featuring Jodi Luna, a rookie game warden who takes on a terrorist group in rugged New Mexico.

After a long stint in academia, Jodi Luna leaves Boston for the wilds of New Mexico to start a new life as a game warden. Jodi is no stranger to the wilderness; her family has lived here for generations. Determined to protect her homeland, she nabs a poacher in her first week on the job.

See It End: Dr. Gretchen White, Book 3


Brianna Labuskes (Author), Kate Marcin (Narrator)
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A cold-blooded murder. A confession. And a mystery that’s just beginning in a shocking novel of psychological suspense by the Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of A Familiar Sight.

Criminologist Dr. Gretchen White thought Detective Lauren Marconi could never cross certain lines. Then Lauren, with fresh blood on her hands, is arrested for an execution-style slaying. Even as the evidence mounts, Gretchen is convinced she’s innocent. Because Lauren would have known how to get away with murder.

A Truth for a Truth: Detective Kate Young, Book 4


Carol Wyer (Author), Henrietta Meire (Narrator)
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DI Kate Young’s team is hunting for a killer. What they don’t know…is that the killer is her.

DI Kate Young has known for years that her boss, Superintendent John Dickson, is a violent and evil man. But when she finally confronts him and accidentally shoots and kills him, she’s forced to cover her tracks before anyone can pin his death on her. With revelations about his corruption soon to become public knowledge, Kate sets up a trail of evidence to make it seem that Dickson has conveniently vanished…

New Listen for Free SF/F Audiobooks

House of Gold


C. T. Rwizi (Author), Susan Dalian (Narrator), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Narrator)
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From visionary author C. T. Rwizi comes the epic journey of four people on a distant planet who face the ultimate test of loyalty, friendship, and duty in the rising tide of war.

A corporate aristocracy descended from Africa rules a colony on a distant planet. Life here is easy—for the rarified and privileged few. The aristocrats enjoy a powerful cybernetic technology that extends their life spans and ensures their prosperity. Those who serve them suffer under a heavy hand.

Heir of Uncertain Magic: Whimbrel House, Book 2 


Charlie N. Holmberg (Author), Amanda Leigh Cobb (Narrator), Graham Halstead (Narrator)
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One man is on a journey to unravel his magical lineage in the next spellbinding novel of the Whimbrel House series by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg.

Thanks to house tamer Hulda Larkin, the mischief infesting Whimbrel House has calmed. But if Hulda’s job is done, what does that mean for Merritt Fernsby, inheritor of the remote Narragansett Bay estate, who’s only now coming to terms with his enchanted place in the world?

The Best Kindle Unlimited Fiction Audiobooks in May

Halfway to You: A Novel 


Jennifer Gold (Author), Susan Ericksen (Narrator), Lauren Ezzo (Narrator)
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An ambitious podcaster and her reclusive interviewee embark on a life-altering journey to uncover long-lost truths in this immersive story about love, travel, and family secrets.

Forty years ago, aspiring writer Ann Fawkes left the United States for a Mediterranean adventure that opened her heart to travel and love. After a chance encounter propelled her into the publishing world, she released her first novel, an instant bestseller—and the last book she ever wrote.

Just a Regular Boy: A Novel


Catherine Ryan Hyde (Author), Michael Crouch (Narrator), Kate Rudd (Narrator)
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An orphaned boy raised by a survivalist wends his way into the real world in an emotional novel about hope, fears, and found family by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Out there is chaos, the collapse of society, and so much to be afraid of. All that matters is freedom. That’s what Remy Blake has been taught by his survivalist father. Raised off the grid in the middle of nowhere, his own survival skills not yet honed, Remy is days shy of his eighth birthday when his father unexpectedly dies. As seasons pass, supplies run out, and fending for himself grows more desperate, Remy sets out on foot, unprepared for the great unknown of civilization.

A Girl Called Samson: A Novel


Amy Harmon (Author), Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)
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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Harmon comes the saga of a young woman who dares to chart her own destiny in life and love during the American Revolutionary War.

In 1760, Deborah Samson is born to Puritan parents in Plympton, Massachusetts. When her father abandons the family and her mother is unable to support them, Deborah is bound out as an indentured servant. From that moment on, she yearns for a life of liberation and adventure.

The Rise and Fall of Ava Arcana: A Novel


Jennifer Banash (Author), Jess Nahikian (Narrator), Samara Naeymi (Narrator)
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An electrifying novel about a woman in thrall to the exhilarating rhythms of Manhattan, lost in the dizzying promise of youth, and fatally naive to the dark pressures of fame.

When Rolling Stone journalist Kayla McCray is assigned a cover story on pop icon Lexi Mayhem, Kayla stumbles across a startling new angle to the exposé. Years ago, another rising star from Lexi’s past mysteriously leaped to her death. Some things are better off forgotten, Lexi says. Kayla disagrees.

I’ll Stop the World: A Novel 


Lauren Thoman (Author), Mindy Kaling – introduction (Author), Michael Crouch (Narrator), Natasha Tina Liu (Narrator), Alaska Jackson (Narrator), Brian Holden (Narrator), Mark Sanderlin (Narrator), Sarah Naughton (Narrator), Scott Merriman (Narrator), Marcus Stewart (Narrator), David de Vries (Narrator)
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The end and the beginning become one in a heart-pounding coming-of-age mystery about the power of friendship, fate, and inexplicable second chances.

Is it the right place at the wrong time? Or the wrong place at the right time? Trapped in a dead-end town, Justin Warren has had his life defined by the suspicious deaths of his grandparents. The unsolved crime happened long before Justin was born, but the ripple effects are still felt after thirty-eight years. Justin always knew he wouldn’t have much of a future. He just never imagined that his life might take him backward.

Tell Me How This Ends: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick


Jo Leevers (Author), Ell Potter (Narrator)
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Can Henrietta find out what happened to Annie’s sister—before it’s too late?

Haunted by the past, Henrietta throws herself into a new job transcribing other people’s life stories, vowing to stick to the facts and keep emotions at arm’s length. But when she meets the eccentric and terminally ill Annie, she finds herself inextricably drawn in. And when Annie reveals that her sister drowned in unexplained circumstances in 1974, Henrietta’s methodical mind can’t help following the story’s loose ends…

The Road Home: Good Intentions Collection


Kristin Harmel (Author), Caroline Hewitt (Narrator)
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A mother makes a heartbreaking choice in this unforgettable story about devotion and sacrifice in World War II-era France by the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names.

Marie Vachon experiences firsthand the devastation of the German invasion when she takes in a Jewish refugee named Josiane. A loving, if temporary, home for the displaced child. A second chance at motherhood for Marie. After three years, an inseparable bond is created. It’s one that leads Marie and Josiane to an inevitable but surprising reckoning that calls into question what motherhood means—and where it ends.

Kristin Harmel’s The Road Home is part of Good Intentions, a riveting collection of stories about the instincts, fears, and fierce love inherent in motherhood from award-winning, bestselling authors. Read or listen to each in a single sitting.

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4 thoughts on “The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in May 2023”

    1. Yes! I don’t know how it is internationally, but it some marketplaces they’ve been around for several years. It’s actually how I got into audiobooks first. I had Kindle Unlimited when I was still mostly reading ebooks. Then I started noticing the “Read and Listen for free” titles and the KU ebooks with Whispersync deals for $1.99. That made it really easy to get into the audiobook habit, haha. The one Audible credit a month just wasn’t enough!

  1. Linessa Frazier

    I always look forward to your wonderful curated lists! Thank you for providing such great insight that feeds my appetite for fun books.

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