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The 26 Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in May 2021

Are you ready for the best Kindle Unlimited audiobooks of May 2021?!

Last month’s list was a bit short. But in May, Kindle Unlimited really spoils us with a big number of very popular, highly rated new Romance, Thriller, Fantasy, and Fiction books. These 26 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 released in April and May 2021 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.

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If you don’t have an active Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can now grab 2 months of Kindle Unlimited for free** instead of the usual 30-day free trial. This even works for returning subscribers. 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’ll see your Kindle Unlimited audiobooks right there, ready to download and enjoy.

Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks - New in May 2021

Romance: New Kindle Unlimited Read and Listen for Free Books

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Someone Wanton His Way Comes: Wantons of Waverton

Christi Caldwell (Author), Alex Wyndham (Narrator), Emma Roya (Narrator)
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Christi Caldwell, USA Today bestselling author of the Wicked Wallflowers series, invites you to join London’s most scandalous society in a witty romance of love, rebellion, and second chances. Widowed Lady Sylvia Elton is out to save young ladies from the terrible fate of love and marriage. Her former husband has retained his reputation as an honorable and loving man in death, but Sylvia has privately mourned his lies and infidelity. Joined by two equally scorned and cast-off friends, Sylvia establishes the Mismatch Society.

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Maybe We Will: Silver Harbor

Melissa Foster (Author), Aiden Snow (Narrator), Jennifer Mack (Narrator)
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From Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of She Loves Me, comes a sexy and heart-warming novel about finding love – and family – where you least expect it. When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.

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The Seat Filler

Sariah Wilson (Author), Kate Marcin (Narrator)
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The movie star and the dog groomer are one kiss away from the perfect love story. That’s the hiccup in a warm and witty romance by the bestselling author of Roommaid. The meet-cute award goes to dog groomer Juliet Nolan. It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest nights when she volunteers as a seat filler and winds up next to movie heartthrob Noah freaking Douglas.

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Only the Pretty Lies

Rebekah Crane (Author), Madeline Lake (Narrator)
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A young love story about breaking painful legacies by the author of The Upside of Falling Down. Convention doesn’t carry much weight in Alder Creek. It doesn’t in Amoris Westmore’s family either. Daughter of a massage therapist and a pothead artist, inheritor of her grandmother’s vinyl collection, and blissfully entering her senior year in high school, Amoris never wants to leave her progressive hometown. Why should she? Everything changes when Jamison Rush moves in next door.

Thriller and Mystery: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in May

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The Next Wife

Kaira Rouda (Author), Megan Tusing (Narrator), Teri Clark Linden (Narrator), Stephen Graybill (Narrator), Rachel L. Jacobs (Narrator)
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There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda. Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman.

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The Watcher Girl

Minka Kent (Author), Saskia Maarleveld (Narrator)
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A woman’s suspicions about her ex-boyfriend become a dangerous obsession in a twisting novel of psychological suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent. Eight years ago, Grace McMullen broke Sutton Whitlock’s heart when she walked away. But it was only to save him from the baggage of her own troubled past. Now all she wants is to make sure he’s okay.

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In Her Tracks: Tracy Crosswhite

Robert Dugoni (Author), Emily Sutton-Smith (Narrator)
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What family secrets are behind two disappearances? Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite is determined to uncover the truth in the latest installment of New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s heart-stopping series. Returning from an extended leave in her hometown of Cedar Grove, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD’s cold case unit.

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A Deadly Influence: Abby Mullen Thrillers

Mike Omer (Author), Jesse Vilinsky (Narrator), Fajer Al-Kaisi (Narrator)
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From bestselling author Mike Omer comes the first in a new series full of the psychological twists and police procedural turns that his fans have come to know and love. Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. Nothing fazes her anymore.

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Skystorm: Ryan Decker

Steven Konkoly (Author), Thom Rivera (Narrator)
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Unmasking a treasonous American conspiracy is a dangerous move in a heart-pounding thriller about greed, power, revenge, and murder. After covert investigators Ryan Decker and Harlow Mackenzie demolished APEX, a billion-dollar criminal enterprise, a tenuous truce between the two factions suggested the battle was over. But not for Decker’s director, Senator Margaret Steele. She’s uncovered an even deadlier operation – code name Skystorm.

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Flesh and Blood: A DI Amy Winter Thriller

Caroline Mitchell (Author), Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator)
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A string of suicides. A community in terror. And a chilling conspiracy only DI Amy Winter can crack. A wave of apparent suicides hits a string of seaside resorts, but when a police officer is named as the latest to die, DI Amy Winter suspects there may be more than mere coincidence to these tragic deaths. But what dark motive could cause someone to throw themselves into the cold depths of the North Sea?

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No Going Back: Sawyer Brooks

T.R. Ragan (Author), Jennica Damon (Narrator)
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The biggest story of a crime reporter’s career could be her last as fury, vengeance, and justice collide in this breathtaking thriller by New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan. Some call it murder. Others, karma. The female vigilantes dubbed The Black Wigs call it justice. The victims? Sexual predators who never paid for their sins.

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Gone Too Far: Devlin & Falco

Debra Webb (Author), Donna Postel (Narrator)
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This second entry in USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series proves that sometimes the past is best left forgotten. As veteran detectives of the Birmingham Police Department, Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco have seen it all. So when the city’s new hotshot deputy district attorney turns up dead as part of a double homicide, the partners immediately get to work.

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Lies We Bury

Elle Marr (Author), Kate Rudd (Narrator)
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A novel about secrets and revenge by the number one Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister. It’s only by confronting who she was then that she can understand who she is now. I was born in captivity… Two decades ago Marissa Mo escaped a basement prison – the only home she’d ever known. At twenty-seven, Marissa’s moved beyond the trauma and is working under a new name as a freelance photographer.

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Warrior’s Ransom: The First Argentines

Jeff Wheeler (Author), Kate Rudd (Narrator)
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A loyal knight is on a quest to save a dynasty from itself in the thrilling sequel to Knight’s Ransom by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jeff Wheeler. After a pilgrimage to the East Kingdoms seeking a blessing from the Fountain, source of the land’s magic, Sir Ransom Barton returns home in search of two dreams: Claire de Murrow, the heiress he loves, and a patron for his warrior skills.

Fiction: The Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks in May

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An Invincible Summer: Wyndham Beach

Mariah Stewart (Author), Kate Marcin (Narrator)
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An endearing novel of friendship, forgiveness, and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart. It was a lifetime ago that recently widowed Maggie Flynn was in Wyndham Beach. Now, on the occasion of her fortieth high school reunion, she returns to her hometown on the Massachusetts coast, picking up right where she left off with dear friends Lydia and Emma. But seeing Brett Crawford again stirs other emotions.

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I Thought You Said This Would Work

Ann Garvin (Author), Tanya Eby (Narrator)
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A road trip can drive anyone over the edge – especially two former best friends – in bestselling author Ann Garvin’s funny and poignant novel about broken bonds, messy histories, and the power of forgiveness. Widowed Samantha Arias hasn’t spoken to Holly Dunfee in forever. It’s for the best. Samantha prefers to avoid conflict. The blisteringly honest Holly craves it.

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Tears of Amber

Sofía Segovia (Author), Simon Bruni (Translator), Will Damron (Narrator), Angela Dawe (Narrator)
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From the bestselling author of The Murmur of Bees comes a transportive novel of two families uprooted by war and united by the bonds of love and courage. With war looming dangerously close, Ilse’s school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive. As battle lines are drawn and East Prussia’s borders vanish beneath them, they leave their farm and all they know behind for an uncertain future.

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Take What You Can Carry

Gian Sardar (Author), Vaneh Assadourian (Narrator)
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An aspiring photographer follows her dreams and faces her fears in a poignant novel about finding beauty, promise, and love amid the chaos of war-torn Kurdistan. It’s 1979. Olivia Murray, a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper, is determined to become a photojournalist and make a difference with her work. When opportunity arrives, she seizes it, accompanying her Kurdish boyfriend, Delan, to northern Iraq for a family wedding, hoping to capture an image that lands her a job in the photo department.

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Adulting

Liz Talley (Author), Carly Robins (Narrator)
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USA Today bestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and heart-lifting novel about facing the past, unconditional love, and a woman on the verge of a breakthrough. After another all-night bender, one more failed stint at rehab, and a parole violation, self-destructive actress Chase London has to deal with her demons. She’s been written off as a Hollywood casualty by almost everyone, including her own mother. But handsome superstar Spencer Rome has her back.

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The Light Through the Leaves

Glendy Vanderah (Author), Susannah Jones (Narrator)
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Go on a powerful journey of forgiveness and healing with The Light Through the Leaves, a transcendent novel of love, loss, and self-discovery by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Where the Forest Meets the Stars. One unbearable mistake at the edge of the forest. In a moment of crisis, Ellis Abbey leaves her daughter, Viola, unattended – for just a few minutes. But when she returns, Viola is gone.

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The Secrets We Left Behind

Soraya M. Lane (Author), Elizabeth Knowelden (Narrator)
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How far will they go for family, friendship, and love? Occupied France, 1940. When the staff at a field hospital draw straws to find out who will join the evacuation from Dunkirk, Nurse Cate is left behind. But when the Nazis arrive to claim prisoners of war, she takes her chance and flees into the night, taking one patient with her.

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The Last Green Valley

Mark Sullivan (Author), Will Damron (Narrator)
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From the author of the number one best seller Beneath a Scarlet Sky comes a new historical novel inspired by one family’s incredible story of daring, survival, and triumph. In late March 1944, as Stalin’s forces push into Ukraine, young Emil and Adeline Martel must make a terrible decision: Do they wait for the Soviet bear’s intrusion and risk being sent to Siberia?

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Reluctantly Home

Imogen Clark (Author), Karen Cass (Narrator)
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From the bestselling author of Where the Story Starts comes a tale about dealing with the past—and finally facing the future. Pip Appleby seems to have it all, with her prestigious job as a human rights lawyer and her enviable London home. But then a tragic accident stops her life in its tracks, and in an instant everything changes.

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Seven Perfect Things

Catherine Ryan Hyde (Author), Christa Lewis (Narrator), Ryan Burke (Narrator), Jess Nahikian (Narrator)
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A heart-stirring novel about the joy that comes from finding love in unexpected places by the New York Times and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author. Thirteen-year-old Abby Hubble lives in an unhappy home in the Sierra Nevada foothills where her father makes life miserable for her and her mother, Mary. One day Abby witnesses a man dump a litter of puppies into the nearby river. Diving in to rescue all seven, she knows she won’t be able to bring them home.

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Hummingbird Lane

Carolyn Brown (Author), Brittany Pressley (Narrator)
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The healing powers of art and friendship work together in this inspiring and heartwarming novel by New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. Ever since childhood, Emma Merrill and Sophia Mason were bound by a passion for painting. Like all young best friends, they promised to never lose touch. But the girls came from different worlds, and their paths diverged when Emma went to an elite college and Sophie worked her way through state school.

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The Aftermath

Gail Schimmel (Author), Bianca Amato (Narrator), Sarah Zimmerman (Narrator), Ingeborg Riedmaier (Narrator), Ariyan Kassam (Narrator)
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Three women: a mother, a daughter, a friend. Can they save each other from the past? It’s been twenty-six years since the accident, but Helen still lives on autopilot, going through the motions of work and motherhood. Her one wish is for her daughter Julia to settle down with her own family – so Helen can let go.

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