The 19 Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in December 2022

Are you ready for the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks in December 2022?! These brand-new Kindle Unlimited Read and Listen for Free books have been instant hits with readers and listeners alike!

All of these books were only just published and many of them already have thousands of positive reviews, placing them comfortably among the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks. And even though these are bestselling books, Amazon.com Kindle Unlimited subscribers can listen to the Audible books without any extra cost and without having to spend an Audible credit! You can simply borrow them like any Kindle Unlimited ebook. The audiobook will be added to your Audible library automatically.

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If you don’t have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can grab a 30 day trial for free**. And just to say it again, all of the following audiobooks are included in a Kindle Unlimited US membership. You do not need an Audible subscription or give Audible any payment information!

Just follow the links to books you find interesting, click “Read and Listen for Free” on the book’s Amazon page. Then you log into the Audible app with your Amazon email and password and you will see your new Kindle Unlimited audiobooks right there, ready to download and enjoy!

Romance: New in Kindle Unlimited Listen for Free

Princess and the Player (Strangers in Love)

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 Ilsa Madden-Mills (Author), Lee Samuels (Narrator), Stella Bloom (Narrator)
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A masquerade ball brings together an NFL player and a penniless princess in this smart and sexy romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.

Levelheaded Francesca Lane never thought she’d miss her own wedding. But when her fiancé betrays her, she puts on her wedding dress and ditches the altar for a masquerade ball—at an exclusive lifestyle club.

Ravaged (Burned Inc. Book 2)

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 Naima Simone (Author), Stephen Borne (Narrator), Jordan Cobb (Narrator)
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From USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone comes an electrifying romance about a pro basketball player and a graphic novelist who can’t seem to stay in the friend zone.

Miriam
It’s no coincidence that my family’s breakup service is called BURNED Inc. I know what it’s like to be dumped. I’ve been there.

Jordan
Miriam is my best friend. She’s also the love of my life, the woman I’ve been dreaming about since we met. But she doesn’t do athletes.

Resting Scrooge Face: A Short Story

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 Meghan Quinn (Author), Carly Robins (Narrator), Aaron Shedlock (Narrator)
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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.

After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.

Related article: The Best Christmas Romance Audiobooks

Be Your Everything (The D’Angelos Book 2)

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 Catherine Bybee (Author), Devon Sorvari (Narrator)
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee comes a romance about childhood friends who marry in Vegas and embark on a wild ride to find their happily ever after.

With two protective older brothers and a traditional Catholic Italian mother, it’s surprising that Chloe D’Angelo can manage a date without someone in the family naysaying her romantic choice. And Dante Mancuso…oh, no. Her brother’s best friend is not a dating-app right swipe.

Thriller and Mystery: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in December

Well Behaved Wives: A Novel

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 Amy Sue Nathan (Author), Tavia Gilbert (Narrator), Gail Shalan (Narrator)
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Perfect wives, imperfect lives, and upending the rules of behavior in 1960s America.

Law school graduate and newlywed Ruth Appelbaum is acclimating to life and marriage in a posh Philadelphia neighborhood. She’ll do almost anything to endear herself to her mother-in-law, who’s already signed up Ruth for etiquette lessons conducted by the impeccably accessorized tutor Lillian Diamond. But Ruth brings something fresh to the small circle of housewives—sharp wit, honesty, and an independent streak that won’t be compromised.

Are You Awake?

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 Claire McGowan (Author), Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator)
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From the bestselling author of What You Did comes a chilling story about a missing girl and two potential witnesses. They both think they saw her. But can they trust their own eyes?

With two young children, Mary hasn’t slept in what feels like years. For his part, Tim never feels safe enough to sleep. And so one hot, exhausting night, the two strangers meet while seeking solace in a nearby park. There, they witness something horrific: a violent attack in the window of a neighbouring house.

I Know Where You Live

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 Gregg Olsen (Author), Karen Peakes (Narrator), Reba Buhr (Narrator), Cassandra Morris (Narrator), Jonathan Davis (Narrator)
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Revenge, justice, or closure? Family crimes can’t be hidden forever in this provocative novel of suspense by #1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen.

Violet knows that time is a futile healer. When she thinks of her happily married grandfather—a predator lovingly referred to as Papa—the feelings of rage and betrayal still swell. Her younger sister, Lily, just discovered the numbing truth about him. Their mother, Rose? She can’t believe it. Not Papa. Leave it alone, Violet. Focus on the now.

The Widow

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 Kaira Rouda (Author), Donna Postel (Narrator), George Newbern (Narrator), Nancy Wu (Narrator)
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A husband with secrets. A wife with no limits. A riveting novel of marriage, privilege, and lies by Kaira Rouda, the USA Today bestselling author of The Next Wife.

Jody Asher had a plan. Her charismatic husband, Martin, would be a political icon. She, the charming wife, would fuel his success. For fifteen congressional terms, they were the golden couple on the Hill. Life was good. Until he wasn’t.

One of Those Faces: A Novel

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 Elle Grawl (Author), Lauren Ezzo (Narrator)
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From debut author Elle Grawl comes a psychological thriller about an insomniac artist who discovers a shocking truth about a recent spate of murders in her city: the victims all look just like her.

Years after escaping her abusive childhood, Harper Mallen has only ever known sleepless nights—or terrifying nightmares. She’s struggling to survive as an artist in a trendy Chicago neighborhood, getting by on freelance gigs, when she’s suddenly confronted with the worst fears from her past.

Hidden in Snow (The Åre Murders Book 1)

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 Viveca Sten (Author), Marlaine Delargy – translator (Author), Laura Jennings (Narrator)
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The splendor of the Swedish mountains becomes the backdrop for a bone-chilling crime.

On the day Stockholm police officer Hanna Ahlander’s personal and professional lives crash, she takes refuge at her sister’s lodge in the Swedish ski resort paradise of Åre. But it’s a brief comfort. The entire village is shaken by the sudden vanishing of a local teenage girl. Hanna can’t help but investigate, and while searching for the missing person, she lands a job with the local police department. There she joins forces with Detective Inspector Daniel Lindskog, who has been tasked with finding the girl. Their only lead: a scarf in the snow.

The Railway Murders (A Yorkshire Murder Mystery Book 8)

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 J. R. Ellis (Author), Michael Page (Narrator)
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A puzzling locked-room mystery that puts someone Oldroyd loves in terrible danger… 

When a film shoot on Wharfedale’s vintage railway turns into a grisly crime scene, DCI Oldroyd’s idyllic visit to the countryside with his partner Deborah is well and truly stopped in its tracks. One of the film’s stars has been shot dead in a train carriage while the cameras rolled outside. But nobody else went in—or came out. Has the killer really pulled off the perfect, impossible crime?

An Act of Foul Play (A Lady Hardcastle Mystery Book 9)

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 T E Kinsey (Author), Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator)
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November 1911. Lady Emily Hardcastle is celebrating her birthday by seeing a play at the Duke’s Theatre in Bristol with her maid and confidante, the inimitable Flo. Act One is a triumph. Then Act Two opens with a body on stage—a real one. One of the cast has been brutally murdered during the interval.

Fantasy, SciFi, Horror: New in Kindle Unlimited Listen for Free

The Garden (Into Shadow collection)

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 Tomi Champion-Adeyemi (Author), Keylor Leigh (Narrator)
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In this dreamlike short story told in alternating prose and verse, number one New York Times bestselling author Tomi Champion-Adeyemi weaves a tale of a young woman’s journey to find her mother and uncover her secrets.

Fifteen years ago, Lęina’s mother, Yuliana, went searching for a mythical place called the Garden and never returned. Determined to learn the truth about what happened, Lęina travels to Brazil to search for the hidden realm, with Yuliana’s journal and a local tour guide leading the way. But Lęina soon begins to wonder if she’s looking for answers—or if what she truly wants to find is herself.

The Union

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 Leah Vernon (Author), Alaska Jackson (Narrator), Sisi Aisha Johnson (Narrator), Kirby Heyborne (Narrator)
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From author and body-positive activist Leah Vernon comes a daring dystopian novel that explores the power of friendship in a future society built on violence and division.

A thousand years in the future, a Black elite class reigns. The lower classes toil in the fields or scrape by in blighted cities, serving their rulers in a cruel, divided world.

Among the Elites is eighteen-year-old Avi Jore, born to a powerful father and destined to rule. But as she comes of age, Avi cannot help but notice the injustices in her world—the treatment of enslaved workers, the oppression of the lower classes. Her disillusionment grows when she meets Saige Wilde, a mixed-race enslaved girl whose only goal is escaping beyond the borders of their brutal nation.

Fiction: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in December

The Vibrant Years: A Novel

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 Sonali Dev (Author), Mindy Kaling – introduction (Author), Deepti Gupta (Narrator), Soneela Nankani (Narrator), Anita Kalathara (Narrator)
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“Bursting with humor, banter, and cringeworthy first dates, Sonali Dev’s The Vibrant Years is a joyful and fun read, but it’s also very much a timely tale about a group of underestimated women demanding respect and embracing their most authentic selves.” —Mindy Kaling

Living on their own terms means being there for one another. When sixty-five-year-old Bindu Desai inherits a million dollars, she’s astounded—and horrified. The windfall threatens to expose a shameful mistake from her youth. Desperate to keep the secret, Bindu quickly spends it on something unexpected: a condo in a posh retirement community in Florida.

The Sandcastle Hurricane

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 Carolyn Brown (Author), Karissa Vacker (Narrator)
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Family, wounded hearts, and a Texas bed-and-breakfast are in need of repair in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s inviting novel about down-home comfort and second chances.

Cousins Tabby and Ellie Mae are due for a change. Running their aunt’s beachfront bed-and-breakfast in Sandcastle, Texas, is just the thing to shake things up…though their lives spin out of control in more ways than one when a hurricane barrels into the coastline. It’s a miracle it didn’t carry them off to Kansas. Not so lucky are the assisted-living center and a small eclectic group of local folks who take shelter with the cousins.

The London Girls

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 Soraya M. Lane (Author), Sarah Zimmerman (Narrator)
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From the bestselling author of The Last Correspondent comes a remarkable story of three young women who defy the bombs to do their bit for Britain. Will they survive the dark streets of London to see the Allies win the war?

London, 1941. The Blitz. When a Royal Navy memo arrives at head office, requesting female recruits to sign up as motorcycle dispatch riders, delivering highly classified orders across the country, three women jump at the chance to sign up for the most dangerous jobs in London.

Light to the Hills: A Novel

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 Bonnie Blaylock (Author), Shannon McManus (Narrator)
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A richly rewarding novel about family bonds, the power of words, and the resilience of mothers and daughters in 1930s Appalachia.

The folks in the Kentucky Appalachians are scraping by. Coal mining and hardscrabble know-how are a way of life for these isolated people. But when Amanda Rye, a young widowed mother and traveling packhorse librarian, comes through a mountain community hit hard by the nation’s economic collapse, she brings with her hope, courage, and apple pie. Along the way, Amanda takes a shine to the MacInteer family, especially to the gentle Rai; her quick-study daughter, Sass; and Finn, the eldest son who’s easy to warm to. They remind Amanda of her childhood and her parents with whom she longs to be reconciled.

An Impossible Return: A Novel

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 Caroline Laurent (Author), Jeffrey Zuckerman – translator (Author), Beresford Bennett (Narrator)
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Winner of the Prix Maison de la Presse. An epic love story set against a backdrop of injustice, devastating secrets, and the painful price of independence.

It’s 1967 in the Chagos archipelago—a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean—and life is peaceful and easy for hardworking Marie. Her fierce independence and love for her home are quickly apparent to Gabriel, the handsome and sophisticated Mauritian secretary to the archipelago’s administrator; it’s love at first sight. As these two lovers from neighboring islands welcome a new son, Joséphin, a bright future seems possible. But Gabriel is hiding a terrible secret.

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