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The 21 Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in August 2021

Are you ready for the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks in August 2021?! In August, Kindle Unlimited really spoils us with a big number of very popular, highly rated new Romance, Thriller, Fantasy, and Fiction books. These 21 brand-new Kindle Unlimited Read and Listen for Free books have been an instant hit with readers and listeners alike!

All of these books were only just published and most 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.

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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. Simply log into the Audible app with your Amazon email and password and you will see your Kindle Unlimited audiobooks right there, ready to download and enjoy.

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Romance: New Kindle Unlimited Read and Listen for Free Books

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All Are Welcome: A Novel

Liz Parker (Author), Carly Robins (Narrator), Dara Rosenberg (Narrator), Andrew Eiden (Narrator), Janet Metzger (Narrator), David de Vries (Narrator)
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A darkly funny novel from a fresh new voice in fiction about brides, lovers, friends, and family, and all the secrets that come with them. Tiny McAllister never thought she’d get married. Not because she didn’t want to, but because she didn’t think girls from Connecticut married other girls. Yet here she is with Caroline, the love of her life, at their destination wedding on the Bermuda coast. In attendance – their respective families and a few choice friends. The conflict-phobic Tiny hopes for a beautiful weekend with her bride-to-be. But as the weekend unfolds, it starts to feel like there’s a skeleton in every closet of the resort.

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Love Next Door: Lakeside

Helena Hunting (Author), Teddy Hamilton (Narrator), Andi Arndt (Narrator)
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting comes an evocative small-town romance about family loyalty, finding oneself, and falling in love. When Dillion Stitch left her hometown, she had no intention of going back. But when her brother gets into trouble, Dillion reluctantly agrees to return home to take her place at the family business. Being back in Pearl Lake after all these years feels familiar but also brings a few surprises. She’s quick to notice that someone new has shown up at the cottage next door.

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For the Love of Friends: A Novel

Sara Goodman Confino (Author), Andrea Emmes (Narrator)
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A sharp and hilariously relatable novel about the business of weddings, the toll they can take, and the lengths one exasperated bridesmaid will go to for the love of friends. Lily Weiss is her mother’s worst nightmare: thirty-two and single—the horror! She’s also a talented writer but hides behind a boring job at a science foundation. To her friends, she’s reliable and selfless, which is how she winds up a bridesmaid in five weddings in six weeks. Anything for her three best friends and two (younger) siblings, right? Even if her own love life is…well, she’d rather not talk about it. To keep her sanity, Lily needs a safe place to vent. And so her anonymous blog, Bridesmania, is born.

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Thriller and Mystery: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in August

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A Familiar Sight: Dr. Gretchen White

Brianna Labuskes (Author), Kate Marcin (Narrator), Chris Andrew Ciulla (Narrator)
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A shocking murder carries echoes of the past for a psychologist in a startling novel of suspense by a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author. Psychologist and criminologist Dr. Gretchen White is a specialist in antisocial personality disorders and violent crimes. She’s helped solve enough prominent cases for detective Patrick Shaughnessy that her own history is often overlooked: Gretchen is an admitted sociopath once suspected of killing her aunt. Shaughnessy still thinks Gretchen got away with murder. It’s not going to happen again.

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Mrs. Rochester’s Ghost

Lindsay Marcott (Author), Carly Robins (Narrator), Eva Kaminsky (Narrator)
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In a modern and twisty retelling of Jane Eyre, a young woman must question everything she thinks she knows about love, loyalty, and murder. Jane has lost everything: job, mother, relationship, even her home. A friend calls to offer an unusual deal – a cottage above the crashing surf of Big Sur on the estate of his employer, Evan Rochester. In return, Jane will tutor his teenage daughter. She accepts. But nothing is quite as it seems at the Rochester estate.

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Two Spies in Caracas: A Novel

Moisés Naím (Author), Daniel Hahn – translator (Author), Thom Rivera (Narrator)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The End of Power comes an edge-of-your-seat political thriller about rival spies, dangerous love, and one of history’s most devastating revolutions. Venezuela, 1992. Unknown colonel Hugo Chávez stages an ill-fated coup against a corrupt government, igniting the passions of Venezuela’s poor and catapulting the oil-rich country to international attention. For two rival spies hurriedly dispatched to Caracas – one from Washington, DC, and the other from Fidel Castro’s Cuba – this is a career-defining mission.

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The Good Lie

A. R. Torre (Author), Susan Dalian (Narrator)
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Six teens murdered. A suspect behind bars. A desperate father. In a case this shadowy, the truth is easy to hide. Psychiatrist Dr. Gwen Moore is an expert on killers. She’s spent a decade treating California’s most depraved predators and unlocking their motives – predators much like the notorious Bloody Heart serial killer, whose latest teenage victim escaped and then identified local high school teacher Randall Thompson as his captor. The case against Thompson as the Bloody Heart Killer is damning – and closed, as far as Gwen and the media are concerned. If not for one new development…

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The Wrong Side: Bocephus Haynes

Robert Bailey (Author), Eric G. Dove (Narrator)
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A battle-worn lawyer fights for a young man’s life in this criminally enthralling legal thriller. Teen pop star Brittany Crutcher is found dead in small-town Tennessee. For attorney Bocephus Haynes, it’s just another night in Pulaski. Bo swore off criminal work after his last case, but the beloved singer’s murder demands answers. The prime suspect is local high school football hero and the victim’s boyfriend, Odell Champagne. However, this fallen athlete is one of Bo’s son’s best friends. Bo knows this young man and does not believe him capable of the crime.

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Tell Me: Inland Empire

Anne Frasier (Author), Erin Bennett (Narrator)
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What really happened in the forest? Hidden crimes and secrets of the past converge in a riveting thriller by Anne Frasier, the New York Times bestselling author of Find Me. No strangers to evil, criminal profiler Reni Fisher and detective Daniel Ellis both still grapple with traumatizing pasts. It unites them. So has a crime they must solve before someone else dies.

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A Different Dawn: Nina Guerrera

Isabella Maldonado (Author), Roxanne Hernandez (Narrator)
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For nearly thirty years a serial killer has been hiding in plain sight. So has the key to an FBI agent’s dark past. A family is murdered as they sleep. FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera and her new team are tasked with determining whether there is any link between this attack and another triple homicide from four years earlier and more than two thousand miles away. In the process, they’ll discover a serial killer so cunning that his grisly trail of death spanning nearly three decades has gone undetected. Each crime scene reminds Nina of the ghostly Latin folktale of La Llorona, which terrified her when she was an abandoned and vulnerable child. Now it’s back to haunt her.

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Cause of Death

Jeffery Deaver (Author), Scott Merriman (Narrator)
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New York Times bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver unveils the secrets of a marriage when a husband decides to investigate his wife’s death in this gripping short story. Jon Talbot is a history professor who makes sense of the past by examining facts. He also knows how to speculate about the what-ifs. Jon’s doing both following the death of his wife, Pax. Driving home late from a volunteer assignment, she plunged off a mountain highway and died. The police find nothing suspicious about the facts: a deer in the road, a blown tire, a broken neck. But the what-ifs are leading Jon down a twisting trail of secrets. After five years of marriage, he is finally getting to know his wife.

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A Baffling Murder at the Midsummer Ball: A Dizzy Heights Mystery

T E Kinsey (Author), Simon Mattacks (Narrator)
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A locked room. A mysterious death. Just another gig for the Dizzy Heights. When London’s finest jazz musicians, the Dizzy Heights, are booked to play the glitzy Midsummer Ball at a country house in Oxfordshire, they expect a weekend filled with flappers and toffs having a roaring good time. But the festivities at Bilverton House take a turn for the worse when the group are stranded by a summer storm.

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The Second Blind Son: The Chronicles of Saylok

Amy Harmon (Author), Rob Shapiro (Narrator)
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A lost girl and a blind boy discover their greatest strength is their bond with each other in a beguiling fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author of The First Girl Child. An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by Hod, a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god, Hod is surrounded by prophecy. To Ghisla, he’s a cherished new friend, but to Hod, the girl is much more. For when Ghisla sings, Hod can see.

Fiction: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in August

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The Apology Project: A Novel

Jeanette Escudero (Author), Karen Peakes (Narrator)
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Dear (almost) everyone: Can we be friends again? Life is about to get complicated for Amelia Montgomery, a prominent litigator in Chicago. She’s been fired for not compromising her principles in a high-profile case and then punching her partner in the nose for the misogynistic comment he made in retort (not her finest moment). Leaving a career that gave her purpose, Amelia can only ask, What next?

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The Words We Whisper

Mary Ellen Taylor (Author), Shannon McManus (Narrator), Carlotta Brentan (Narrator), Tim Campbell (Narrator)
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From the bestselling author of Honeysuckle Season comes a sweeping saga that interweaves the past and present in an epic tapestry of love, war, and loss. As a hospice nurse, Zara Mitchell has already seen more death than most people will experience in a lifetime. So when her older sister asks her to help care for their ailing grandmother, Zara agrees – despite strained family relationships.

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Write My Name Across the Sky: A Novel

Barbara O’Neal (Author), Joyce Bean (Narrator), Nicol Zanzarella (Narrator), Emily Ellet (Narrator)
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The USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids returns with a tale of two generations of women reconciling family secrets and past regrets. Life’s beautiful for seventysomething influencer Gloria Rose, in her Upper West Side loft with rooftop garden and scores of Instagram followers – until she gets word that her old flame has been arrested for art theft and forgery, and, knowing her own involvement in his misdeeds decades earlier, decides to flee. But that plan is complicated when the nieces she raised are thrown into crises of their own.

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Brown Boy Nowhere: A Novel

Sheeryl Lim (Author), Ramón de Ocampo (Narrator)
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Welcome to Nowhere, kid. Life starts here. What’s the problem? Sixteen-year-old Filipino American Angelo Rivera will tell you flat out. Life sucks. He’s been uprooted from his San Diego home to a boring landlocked town in the middle of nowhere. Behind him, ocean waves, his girlfriend, and the biggest skateboarding competition on the California coast. Ahead, flipping burgers at his parents’ new diner and, as the only Asian in his all-white school, being trolled as “brown boy” by small-minded, thick-necked jocks.

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The Singing Trees: A Novel

Boo Walker (Author), Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
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A young artist forges a path of self-discovery in an enriching novel about forgiving the past and embracing second chances, from the bestselling author of An Unfinished Story. Maine, 1969. After losing her parents in a car accident, aspiring artist Annalisa Mancuso lives with her grandmother and their large Italian family in the stifling factory town of Payton Mills. Inspired by her mother, whose own artistic dreams disappeared in a damaged marriage, Annalisa is dedicated only to painting. Closed off to love, and driven as much by her innate talent as she is the disillusionment of her past, Annalisa just wants to come into her own.

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The Love We Left Behind

Katherine Slee (Author), Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator)
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A heartbreaking, heartwarming story of two best friends—and the choices that could tear them apart. London, 2012. With her adoring fiancé, financial independence and a close-knit group of friends, Erika should have life all figured out—but she can’t shake the feeling that there’s something missing. And when she stumbles upon a reminder of her past one day, she’s confronted with a part of her life she’s spent almost twenty years trying to forget.

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What’s Left Unsaid: A Novel

Emily Bleeker (Author), Shannon McManus (Narrator)
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An enthralling novel of secrets, second chances, and confronting the past by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of When I’m Gone. After a series of devastating losses, Chicago journalist Hannah Williamson has landed in Senatobia, Mississippi, to care for her bedridden grandmother and endure grunt work at a small newspaper. But in cleaning out its archives, Hannah discovers a compelling distraction from her life: a series of rejected articles from the 1930s that illuminate a long-hidden mystery.

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There’s a Hole in My Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers

Royd Tolkien (Author), Drew Cullingham (Narrator)
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An inspirational, life-affirming memoir from the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. Having grown up on their great-grandfather’s stories, Royd Tolkien and his brother, Mike, have always enjoyed adventures. So when Mike is diagnosed with motor neurone disease, also known as ALS, the brothers decide to use the time they have left to tick off as much as possible from Mike’s bucket list, from remote camping in Norway to travelling through Royd’s beloved New Zealand.

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