The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks: New Releases in May 2024

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 2024!

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 these 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.

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 the app’s 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 May 2024 (collage with audiobook covers)

The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks: New in Romance

Their Last Resort

R.S. Grey (Author), Luci Christian (Narrator), Wyeth Watts (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

In this beachside romance by bestselling author R.S. Grey, polar opposites working at a luxury island resort engage in biting banter and rivalry. But when circumstances force them to confront their true feelings during a hurricane shelter-in-place, they realize there might be more to their relationship than just witty back and forth.

The Letters We Keep: A Novel

Nisha Sharma (Author), Soneela Nankani (Narrator), Vikas Adam (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Freshman Jessie Ahuja and privileged billionaire Ravi Kumar find themselves locked in a campus tower with a haunted history. As they uncover letters from lost lovers and unravel a tragic decades-old romance, they realize they may be more connected than they ever imagined. But can they defy fate and rewrite their own love story?

Alternate Endings

Ali Rosen (Author), Maria Marquis (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Single mother Beatrice Leal juggles her career and home life while navigating unexpected complications during her work trips to Ireland. When she reconnects with her company’s new CTO, Jack Sander, who also happens to be her former flame, Bea finds herself questioning the true meaning of happiness amidst life’s messy circumstances.

Mr. Wicked

Marni Mann (Author), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Ryan West (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Grayson Tanner, an alpha billionaire known for his no-strings-attached lifestyle, faces a PR nightmare when a video of him goes viral, prompting a drastic solution: marriage. Enter Jovana Winters, a social media influencer and Grayson’s former fling. Despite their undeniable chemistry, Grayson struggles with commitment while Jovana is a believer in love. As they navigate a fake marriage turned real, secrets and challenges threaten to unravel their budding romance. Can they overcome their differences and find lasting happiness together?

Almost Pretend

Nicole Snow (Author), Rock Engle (Narrator), Carly Robins (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Eleanor Lark, a lively illustrator, crosses paths with the brooding billionaire August Marshall after a chaotic flight. August proposes a fake marriage to avoid a media frenzy, promising to help save a beloved children’s book series. As they navigate their pretend relationship, sparks fly and hearts become entangled. In this sizzling and feel-good romance, opposites attract as two strangers find themselves falling for each other amidst the make-believe.

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The Best Kindle Unlimited Thriller Audiobooks in May

My Favorite Terrible Thing: A Novel

Madeleine Henry (Author), Angela Dawe (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Detective Nina Travers embarks on a suspenseful hunt when the world’s most renowned author, Claire Ross, vanishes on her wedding day. As Nina delves into Claire’s novel for clues, she uncovers a web of secrets, love, and danger that leads to a shocking revelation.

The Vacation Rental: A Novel

Katie Sise (Author), Michelle Price (Narrator), Anne Marie Lewis (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

A summer rental in Connecticut becomes a battleground of secrets and tension in this gripping novel by a bestselling author. Georgia, Tom, and their daughter seek respite from family tensions, while Anna uses the getaway to reassess her failing relationship. But as the weeks pass, both families are drawn into a psychological game of uncertainty, haunted by the feeling that disaster looms just around the corner.

The Alone Time

Elle Marr (Author), Jennifer Aquino (Narrator), Christina Ho (Narrator), Naomi Mayo (Narrator), Kenneth Lee (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Sisters Fiona and Violet survived a plane crash in the wilderness as children, but the trauma still haunts them. Now, twenty-five years later, a documentary reignites interest in their story, leading to unsettling revelations about their family. As they confront long-buried secrets and face the possibility that the crash was deliberate, Fiona and Violet must unite to uncover the truth before more dark secrets emerge.

A Killing on the Hill: A Thriller

Robert Dugoni (Author, Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

In 1933 Seattle, amidst the Great Depression and Prohibition, ambitious young reporter William “Shoe” Shumacher gets wind of a murder at a notorious social club. The victim, Frankie Ray, a former prizefighter, and the accused killer, club owner George Miller, spark a sensational trial. As Shoe investigates, he uncovers a web of deceit and conflicting stories, leading him into dangerous territory where the truth could make or break his career—or even cost him his life.

May Day: Murder by Month Mystery, Book 1

Jess Lourey (Author), Jennifer Jill Araya (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

Mira James, a waitress seeking a fresh start, lands a job as a librarian and an on-call reporter in rural Battle Lake, Minnesota. She falls for Jeff Wilson, an archaeologist, but their budding romance takes a dark turn when she discovers his body in the library. As Mira delves into the town’s secrets, she uncovers buried grudges and murderous secrets. In this suspenseful mystery, Mira must navigate the dangers lurking beneath Battle Lake’s polite facade to uncover the truth about Jeff’s death.

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The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks: New in Fiction

Cut and Thirst: A Short Story

Margaret Atwood (Author), Joyce Bean (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

In Margaret Atwood’s darkly witty short story, three former professors gather weekly to plot revenge against a group of male poets who ruined their friend Fern’s career and health. Determined to avenge her, Myrna, Leonie, and Chrissy devise a clandestine plan with Shakespearean flair. However, as they delve deeper into their scheme, they discover that revenge may not be as straightforward—or satisfying—as they had hoped.

The Bootlegger’s Daughter: A Novel

Nadine Nettmann (Author), Jesse Vilinsky (Narrator), Allyson Ryan (Narrator), Keong Sim (Narrator)
Listen for free with Kindle Unlimited**

In Prohibition-era Los Angeles, Letty Hart and Annabel Forman find themselves on opposite sides of the law but united in their determination to take control of their lives. Letty, struggling after her father’s winery contract falls through, turns to bootlegging to survive, while Annabel, aspiring to become the LAPD’s first female detective, investigates unsolved murders connected to the illegal liquor trade. As they navigate a world dominated by ruthless men, Letty and Annabel defy expectations and challenge authority, determined to prove their strength and resilience.

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Kindle deals can slightly differ between international Amazon websites. The lists on this blog are based on If you live elsewhere, you might be sent to your local Amazon. Please don’t be disappointed if your marketplace has different prices. Sometimes, a US “Listen for Free” might cost a little elsewhere, while other deals might, in turn, be cheaper on your Amazon. You can only download Kindle audiobooks from your local Amazon website.

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5 thoughts on “The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks: New Releases in May 2024”

    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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