New and Popular Audiobooks in Audible Plus – Spring 2023

Audible adds new and popular audiobooks to the Audible Plus catalog all the time. Let’s take a look at the best new releases in Spring 2023!

If you haven’t heard of Audible Plus** yet, as an Audible member, you have unlimited access to a catalog of around 10,000 audiobooks. You can borrow as many of them as you like without having to spend an Audible credit.

The Plus catalog is only a small part of Audible’s entire catalog, but it works like Netflix or your local library. You won’t be billed for listening to these books. You can simply add them to your library with a click. They are already included in your subscription fee!

Related article: How does Audible work?

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In the list below, I try to feature only stand-alone titles or books for which the entire series (or at least all earlier titles) are included in Audible Plus. So, you won’t have to worry about ending up with a book 3.5 from an ongoing series!

New and Popular Audiobooks in Audible Plus: Romance

Coming Home

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By: Kennedy Ryan
Narrated by: Wesleigh Siobhan, Jakobi Diem
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
Add it to your library**

They got everything they wanted…but never had each other.

Touré Wallace and Niomi Spencer were close friends at Finley College, the prestigious HBCU they attended. The attraction that simmered between them every semester was a question they never got to ask or answer before soaring ambitions launched them to opposite corners of the world. Both chased their dreams of grit and glamor as high-profile journalists. They got it all…except a shot at being more than friends.

Love at First Psych

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By: Cara Bastone
Narrated by: Santino Fontana, Stephanie Einstein, Mary Ann Jacobs, William Merryn Hill, Emily Bauer, Matt Boren, Piper Goodeve, Gabra Zackman, Mia Jenness, Elliott Fullam, Petrea Burchard, Ralph Lister, Jack de Golia
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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True love is put to the test in this romantic comedy brought to hilarious life by Santino Fontana (Frozen, The Marelous Mrs. Maisel), Stephanie Einstein, and a full cast!

This Psych 312 assignment just might send me off the deep end. Determining whether love at first sight really exists with Robbie Moravian as my project partner of all people?

Related article: The Best Audible Plus Romance Books

New Sci-Fi in Audible Plus

Ghosts of Zenith

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Lost Planet Homicide
By: Larry Correia
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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On a nightmare world a thousand light years from Earth, one honest cop won’t rest until he solves the mystery of why his colony was condemned there, in this Audible Original story from best-selling author Larry Correia.

On a planet where life is cheap, in a city built on corruption, very few things are considered holy. The Landing Site is one of them. The remains of the century-old habitat pod—which delivered the colonists to the only barely habitable place on the cruel world of Croatoan—has become a monument to the hardscrabble people who somehow survived the unsurvivable.

Related article: The Best Audible Plus Romance Books

New and Popular Audiobooks in Audible Plus: Thriller and Mystery

Fear the Wolf

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By: James Patterson, Mike Lupica
Narrated by: Ellen Archer
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Best-selling author James Patterson and award-winning sportswriter Mike Lupica team up to launch this power-family football thriller, a pre-game for their next blockbuster, The House of Wolves.  

Meet the Wolf. Joe Wolf. He’s the head of a multibillion-dollar empire—a newspaper, a holding company, a football team—and the head of a family that puts King Lear to shame. His empire shows signs of crumbling when he’s approached with an “offer” to sell. It’s clear from the start that Joe is going to pay the ultimate price—and maybe more—if he refuses.

The Muse

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By: Jeffery Deaver
Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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The inspiration for evil may hold the key to murder in this edge-of-your-seat story from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Jeffery Deaver.

Life appears to imitate art when a series of sadistic murders grips the city. Investigating the carefully orchestrated killings, Detective Gene Tripp and his partner discover that the perp might have been inspired by the best-selling novels and stories of popular thriller author Brody Pierce. Or has the demon of writer’s block driven Brody himself to step over the line between fiction and reality and exploit the dark side of his imagination?

Solace House

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Jackman and Evans, Book 9
By: Joy Ellis
Narrated by: Richard Armitage
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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Holly Stewart moved into Solace House thinking it would be a fresh start for her and her family. She knew a tragic murder had taken place there, but she didn’t know the full ghastly history of the house.

Now, her husband has lost his job, the children are bullied at school, and someone is prowling around the garden at night. Someone who wants them gone. Detective Jackman wants to help. Instead he’s been pulled into a 20-year-old cold case. The gruesome murder of a young woman whose head was never found. A new witness comes forward. He claims to have crucial evidence on what really happened that night.

Related article: The Best Audible Originals

New for Children in Audible Plus

Baker Street Four

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By: Penny Chrimes
Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Paterson Joseph, Celia Imrie, Charlie Brand, Kiki May, Nathan Moses
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Based on the graphic novel series written by Olivier Legrand, J.B. Djian and illustrated by David Etien, Baker Street Four follows Billy (Charlie Brand), Charlie (Kiki May), and Tom (Nathan Moses), three young apprentices of Sherlock Holmes (Paterson Joseph) who assist the famous detective in London’s dodgy East End. With the help of their faithful cat, Watson (Bill Nighy) and Sherlock’s beloved housekeeper Mrs. Hudson (Celia Imrie), this foursome takes local crimes into their own hands while Holmes is off solving mysteries abroad. Follow the Baker Street Irregulars as they pursue different cases, growing by the day as young detectives and as friends. An Audible Original produced by Paradiso Media.

New and Popular Plays and Fiction Audiobooks

Some People Have Real Problems

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By: Brit Bennett
Narrated by: Tessa Thompson
Length: 33 mins
Add it to your library**

“A very concise and observant behind the scenes look at a mother grappling with infertility & the remnants of missed opportunities. Tessa Thompson as always is a very capable & astute narrator. She brings life to her character’s narration. I was thoroughly education by this short & yet deep drive into the world of infertility.”

Far Cry

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Rise of the Revolution
By: Alexandro Aldrete
Narrated by: Giancarlo Esposito, full cast
Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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A political prisoner throughout his childhood, Antón Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito) dreams of becoming El Presidente just like his father before he was killed and his family imprisoned during a revolution. A Leukaemia diagnosis might be his undoing, but an experimental drug that can only be grown in Yara, keeps him and his dream alive. But to hold on to power and keep up with production demand for his miracle drug, he must go to extreme lengths that shock even his own son Diego. Journalist and activist Clara García is determined to stop this dictator in the making whatever the cost.

Skyscraper Lullaby

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By: James Fritz
Narrated by: Stephanie Hsu, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Arian Moayed
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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As they recount the events surrounding the disappearance of their toddler—one with a tendency to bite—two parents cope with grief in vastly different ways. While the father wrestles with feelings of guilt, the mother is convinced she’s spotted the boy in frightening TV news reports…though let’s just say he looks nothing like the precocious little boy they remember from a decade ago. A heart-pounding, psychological journey of unimaginable proportions thrillingly brought to life by Arian Moayed, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Stephanie Hsu (as a young doctor in the midst of disaster), James Fritz’s Skyscraper Lullaby is a haunting examination of the ways we cope with tragedy, complicity, and remorse… or the lack thereof.

Breathe

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A Musical
By: Jodi Picoult, Timothy McDonald, others
Narrated by: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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A soul-stirring new musical conceived by New York Times best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult and playwright Timothy Allen McDonald, Breathe places listeners inside the walls of five homes during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Filled with songs and vignettes that examine new relationships, rekindling flames, parenting, racial reckoning, and grief during a pandemic, this incredibly timely world premiere—written and produced online in 2020 in real-time as events unfolded—reflects the very topics that weighed on the hearts and minds of Americans.

Complicity Island

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By: Nick Jones
Narrated by: Mandi Masden, Richard Kind, Chris Myers, Marc Kudisch, Ato Blankson-Wood, Jeremy Shamos, Alan Ruck
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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It’s the artist’s age-old dilemma: follow your conscience or follow the cash. So when a canceled movie star reaches out to up-and-coming writer Ivey Viola to discuss a mysterious project, she uses the opportunity to escape mid-pandemic New York for his private island with her roommate in tow. However, once on the island, she realizes that the cost of working with the toxic, closeted actor might be more than she’s willing to accept…or can refuse.

Little Pa

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A Short Story
By: Hemley Boum
Narrated by: Tony Tambi
Series: Afrolit Now
Length: 59 mins
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Cameroonian author Hemley Boum brings us “Little Pa”, a potent story of a boy who grows into a man battling with identity. Zacharias is his maternal grandfather’s namesake, though he has never met said grandfather or any other extended family members.He represses questions he has as a way of trying to protect himself and his mother, Dorothée, who is prone to bouts of depression. But he cannot ignore his reality forever and in adolescence, Zacharias begins to commit small acts of rebellion leading to a final act that goes horribly wrong and leads him to exile and a new life where he promises himself never to look back.

The Best Nonfiction Audiobooks in Spring 2023

Six Steps to Manage Your Money

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By: Dr. Miranda Reiter, The Great Courses
Narrated by: Dr. Miranda Reiter
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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What are your beliefs about money management? What are your emotions about it? If someone asked you about your short- and long-term money goals, what would you say?

Questions like these are essential for anyone building a money-management plan, but they’re less about the line-by-line details of taxes and investment holdings and more about your approach to saving money and spending it—and preparing for the future.

Declutter Your Home and Simplify Your Life

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By: Sophie Largen, The Great Courses
Narrated by: Sophie Largen
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your life? A pile of laundry on the floor, a stack of papers on the table, or just too much stuff? You are not alone. The tough part is, you know that shoving it all out of sight isn’t enough—You need to start throwing things away. But you don’t have to become a minimalist. You just need to learn how to remove the excess, so you have more time for what is important in your life. And that’s just what this course teaches you.

No Mud, No Lotus

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The Art of Transforming Suffering
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Saunil Daru
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
Add it to your library**

The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we’re able to face our suffering, we can’t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.

A Dangerously High Threshold for Pain

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By: Imani Perry
Narrated by: Imani Perry
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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A groundbreaking new work from National Book Award Winner, Imani Perry.

Imani Perry’s Audible Original A Dangerously High Threshold for Pain tells the dramatic story of her ongoing struggle with lupus–an autoimmune disease that attacks multiple organ systems—and what we can all learn from those who are grappling with chronic illness. It’s a powerful and poetic story that evokes the works of Susan Sontag, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Audre Lorde.

Change the Game

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By: Colin Kaepernick, Eve L. Ewing
Narrated by: Colin Kaepernick, Sean Corvelle, Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan, Shayna Small, Marcella Cox, Emily Bauer, JD Jackson, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley, Landon Woodson, Michael Crouch, Mia Jenness, full cast
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Change the Game is an audio adaptation of celebrated athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick’s YA graphic memoir, where he looks back on a pivotal decision he faced as a baseball pitcher during his senior year of high school. Narrated by Colin Kaepernick, this audiobook features a stellar cast including Jaden Michael (Colin in Black and White).

This touching story explores how a young change-maker learned to find himself and never compromise. How the right decision is rarely the easy one, but taking the road less traveled can make all the difference in the world.

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