The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in August 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 August 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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The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks: New in Romance

In the Likely Event


Rebecca Yarros (Author), Carly Robins (Narrator), Teddy Hamilton (Narrator)
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From the instant New York Times bestselling author of Fourth Wing, Rebecca Yarros, comes a sweeping romance about the sustained power of chance encounters.

When Izzy Astor gets on a plane to go home, she isn’t expecting much. It’s the usual holiday travel experience: busy, crowded, stressful. Then she spots her seatmate, who is anything but ordinary. Nate Phelan sports dark hair, blue eyes, and a deliciously rugged charm that Izzy can’t resist. Their connection is undeniable. Izzy never believed in destiny before, but she does now.

Role Playing


Cathy Yardley (Author), Chris Brinkley (Narrator), Elyse Dinh (Narrator)
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From Cathy Yardley, author of Love, Comment, Subscribe, comes an emotional rom-com about two middle-aged gamers who grow their online connection into an IRL love story.

Maggie is an unapologetically grumpy forty-eight-year-old hermit. But when her college-aged son makes her a deal—he’ll be more social if she does the same—she can’t refuse. She joins a new online gaming guild led by a friendly healer named Otter. So that nobody gets the wrong idea, she calls herself Bogwitch.

Role Playing is one of my personal audiobook recommendations this month!

You or Someone Like You 


Winter Renshaw (Author), Tristan James (Narrator), Stella Bloom (Narrator)
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From Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw comes a fast-paced, emotional romance about what happens when the wrong twin falls for the right man.

Being an identical twin has its perks, but when my sister asked me to sub in for a date with Roman Bellisario, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Sure, he’s sinfully handsome and successful, but he also got me fired from my dream job three years ago.

This time, my sister’s promotion is riding on this date, so I have to say yes. And as it turns out, we’re strangely perfect for each other. I sell art. He collects it. We’re both obsessed with the same obscure, mysterious artist that most people don’t even know exists.

The Hollywood Jinx


Sariah Wilson (Author), Vivia Font (Narrator)
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When Hollywood comes to small-town Ohio, the scene is set for an unpredictable romance in a fun and flirty novel by Sariah Wilson, the bestselling author of The Chemistry of Love.

The small town of Patience needs a financial boost. Temporary librarian and aspiring film-score composer Jane Wagner’s plan? Invite movie star Nick Haddon to the town’s harvest festival and stand back for the tourist surge. No one thought he’d say yes—much less that he’d bring a documentary crew to stream his visit.

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The Best Kindle Unlimited Thriller Audiobooks in August

To Die For


Lisa Gray (Author), Eva Kaminsky (Narrator), Samara Naeymi (Narrator), Andrew Eiden (Narrator), Michael Crouch (Narrator), JD Jackson (Narrator), David de Vries (Narrator), Susan Dalian (Narrator)
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From bestselling author Lisa Gray comes a thrilling tale of a cutthroat contest for the ultimate house-selling commission… one million dollars.

In the elite world of luxury real estate, it is often kill or be killed, something agent Andi Hart knows all too well—and after recent events, she’s ready to set her own rules. So when her boss challenges the team to find a buyer for a glitzy Malibu beach house, with a prize commission of a cool $1 million, she knows it’s her ticket to a new life.

What Never Happened


Rachel Howzell Hall (Author), Kristen Ariza (Narrator)
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It’s murder in paradise as a woman uncovers a host of secrets off the rocky California coast in a gripping novel of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Howzell Hall.

Colette “Coco” Weber has relocated to her Catalina Island home, where, twenty years before, she was the sole survivor of a deadly home invasion. All Coco wants is to see her aunt Gwen, get as far away from her ex as possible, and get back to her craft—writing obituaries. Thankfully, her college best friend, Maddy, owns the local paper and has a job sure to keep Coco busy, considering the number of elderly folks who are dying on the island.

Just a Girl: Obsession Collection


Alyssa Cole (Author), Kimberly Woods (Narrator), Amazon Original Stories (Publisher)
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Social media can be a dangerous game. A young woman’s world teeters on the verge of implosion when trolls push too far in this disturbing short story from New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Cole.

Tiana Carter has just started college and is determined to make the most of it. She’s thrilled to be posting videos about dorm-room cooking and campus fashion for a small but loyal band of followers. When she dips into the online dating pool, her first swipe right raises a huge red flag. Tiana’s polite rejection is met with scorn, and now a group of self-proclaimed “high-value men” are hell-bent on ruining her life.

Just a Girl is part of Obsession, a collection of compulsively readable short stories about people pushed to their extremes. So addictive you won’t be able to put them down—read or listen to each story in a single sitting.

After Death


Dean Koontz (Author), Edoardo Ballerini (Narrator)
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A modern-day Lazarus is humanity’s last hope in a breathtaking novel about the absolute powers of good and evil by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.

Michael Mace, head of security at a top-secret research facility, opens his eyes in a makeshift morgue twenty-four hours following an event in which everyone perished—including him and his best friend, Shelby Shrewsberry.

The Man Trapped by Shadows: Rooker Lindström Thriller


Pete Zacharias (Author), A. T. Chandler (Narrator)
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A journalist. A serial killer. An invitation to the dark side. The risks are beyond imagining in the heart-racing sequel to The Man Burned by Winter.

Rooker Lindström is a reluctant consultant for the Minnesota PD. He can provide a window into evil. His horrifying past gives him the edge. When the body of a woman—missing for eight years—is pulled from the lake, evil comes knocking again. This time with a note meant just for Rooker: Won’t you come out and play?

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The Best New Kindle Unlimited Fiction Audiobooks

Sing, Wild Bird, Sing: A Novel


Jacqueline O’Mahony (Author), Aoife McMahon (Narrator)
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A courageous woman journeys from nineteenth-century Ireland to the American West in a powerful novel about the indomitable will to survive—and to flourish—against nearly impossible odds.

It’s 1849 on the west coast of Ireland. Resilient Honora O’Donoghue is accustomed to fending for herself and to reading the language of the natural world. It was always said she’d been marked for something different, but it’s not until she suffers devastating losses in a country gripped by the Famine that Honora begins to understand how that difference will save her. With the hope of a better life in America calling, Honora keeps moving toward her freedom.

There’s No Coming Back from This: A Novel


Ann Garvin (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator)
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“The show must go on” takes on a whole new meaning for one single mom in a witty and emotional novel by the USA Today bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work.

It seems lately that Poppy Lively is invisible to everyone but the IRS. After her accountant absconded with her life savings, newly bankrupt Poppy is on the verge of losing her home when an old flame, now a hotshot producer, gives her a surprising way out: a job in costumes on a Hollywood film set. It’s a bold move to pack her bags, keep secrets from her daughter, and head to Los Angeles, but Poppy’s a capable person—how hard can a job in wardrobe be? It’s not like she has a choice; her life couldn’t get any worse. Even so, this midwesterner has a lot to learn about the fast and loose world of movie stars, iconic costumes, and back-lot intrigue.

The Cypress Maze


Fiona Valpy (Author), Henrietta Meire (Narrator), Ruth Redman (Narrator)
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In this haunting tale from the bestselling author of The Storyteller of Casablanca, Beatrice kept a wartime secret to protect the innocent. Now, could telling it set her free?

Tuscany, 1943. Stranded in war-ravaged Italy, Beatrice’s dream of an escapist year teaching English is shattered. Granted shelter at the Villa delle Colombe, she seeks refuge in Francesca and Edoardo’s beautiful walled garden, hidden from the outside world, with an elaborate cypress maze at its heart.

The Beauty of Rain: A Novel


Jamie Beck (Author), Teri Schnaubelt (Narrator), Sarah Mollo-Christensen (Narrator)
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Two devoted sisters at a tragic breaking point discover the beautiful and painful truths of being alive in a powerful novel by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Winning the lottery changed Amy Walsh’s life, but the cost was greater than she could bear. In the aftermath, she struggles to find joy and purpose. Only one thing feels certain now—she will never spend one cent of the prize money on herself.

The Lucky Shamrock


Carolyn Brown (Author), Brittany Pressley (Narrator)
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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s bighearted novel about family, secrets, small-town Texas romance, and—with a little bit of luck—starting over.

Family doesn’t mean everyone has to like each other. That’s the case when cousins Taryn, Anna Rose, and Jorja return to Shamrock, Texas, to help manage their grandmother’s flower shop, the Lucky Shamrock. The reunion isn’t exactly a beautiful arrangement—considering they’re as compatible as ranchers and coyotes.

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5 thoughts on “The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in August 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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