30-day audible trial

Audible is an Amazon company that offer a free audio book when you sign up to their 30-day free trial. With over 180,000+ audio books they have the largest collection of audio books on the web. From the latest books to classics and best-sellers, you have a great resource from which to find the best audio books.

What more, if after 30-days you decide not to continue with the subscription then you can cancel and still keep your free audio book. If you continue then you receive a new audio book every month for $14.95.

Alternative Audio Book providers

  • Google Books: Google have added audio books to their Play Store. You can purchase a book and listen to it through the Assistant or through the Google Play Books app.
  • Spotify: You may associate this service with just music however, a search for ‘audio books’ will produce some good results.
  • ITunes:  Since Apple upgraded it’s iBooks app, browsing and buying audio books through the iStore has become a lot easier.

Free Public Domain Audio Books

You can also find thousands of classic audio books free in the public domain. A quick Internet search for ‘free audio books’ will return various sites to download or stream audio books online. Along with Digitalbook, other popular sites include Librivox Project Gutenberg and Open Library.

Best Audio Books Free with Audible Trial

We’ve selected a variety of the best audio books currently available for free when you sign up to the Audible 30-day free trial:

Origin – Dan Brown

 Dan Brown’s fifth book in the series continues the debate between religion and science. This time Robert Langdon is at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, where he is attending an announcement of a discovery that will ‘change the face of science’. With a chaotic ending to proceedings, Langdon finds himself escaping to Barcelona with Ambra Vidal, the museum director. They find themselves on a quest to unlock the secret which brought him to Spain in the first place.

Red Alert (NYPD Red) – James Patterson

 The fifth offering from James Patterson’s popular series. NYPD Red are called after a filmmaker is found dead following a sex game that has gone wrong. Across town a homemade bomb goes off at a charity event. Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are in a race against time to keep the city’s elite safe, as they uncover some hard truths.

The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

 Blogger Mark Manson reminds us to stop giving a f*ck about things that don’t actually matter. Since there are so many things we can give a f*ck about in today’s world, you need to choose wisely about what’s important. Some might say this is all just common sense however, this book could serve as a (not so) subtle reminder that you should be content with life.

Visit Mark’s website to learn more.

Call me by Your Name – André Aciman

 This critically acclaimed coming of age novel is set in Northern Italy during the early 80s. It tells the story of 17-year-old Emilio and his relationship with his father’s assistant Oliver, a 24 year old American staying for the summer. Their attraction for each other is captured beautifully with  displays of obsession, fear and desire. This intensely passionate read will stir emotions deep inside.

He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn’t changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dream making and strange remembrance.”

André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

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A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin

 The popular TV series stemmed from the first novel in the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. The book is told from different viewpoints and follows three main stories simultaneously. At a time where seasons can last a lifetime, supernatural forces begin to form. The Starks family are at the center of the conflict and must battle alongside their allies against their enemies to remain on top. The game that they all want to win is the most deadliest of all, the game of Thrones.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

 Robert had two strong influences while growing up. His own father, poor dad, was highly educated but financially poor. The father of his best friend, rich dad, was a high-school dropout who became a self made millionaire. The book educates on finance and how to build wealth. It has come into some heavy criticism with claims that it gives bad advice. However, the popularity of the New York Time bestseller is undeniable, as is the success of Robert.

Sidemen: The Audiobook – Sidemen 

 The Sidemen are a group of Youtubers who rose to fame through their video game commentaries. With more than 33 million subscribers between them, Ethan, Harry, JJ, Josh , Simon, Tobi and Vik reveal all the scandal on each other in their popular 2016 book, which became an instant bestseller.

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Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

 This science-fiction novel is set in 2044. Fossil fuel reserves have been depleted and the effects of global warming have caused social and economic problems. Young Wade Watts escapes the dystopian world by going into the virtual utopia known as OASIS. Within the digital world, Wade is obsessed with finding clues to solve the puzzles. But with the promise of power and wealth to whoever can unlock them, players are ready to kill to take the ultimate prize.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling 

 Rowling’s 1997 debut novel introduced the world to the young wizard Harry and his newly made friends and enemies. The story follows Harry as he embarks on his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

 This Young Adults fictional comedy book is the first in the series. It focuses on Greg, a boy struggling to fit in at middle school where all the others seem to already be more grown up. Along with his best friend Rowley, they go about trying to up their popularity. It’s all told through the words and drawings in Greg’s diary.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

 This masterpiece is one of the most widely read books that deals with race. Set during the Great Depression in a Southern town in Alabama, it is told through the eyes of six-year-old Scout. Along with her brother Jem, they befriend Dill, who visits his Grandma every year. The three children are fascinated by their recluse neighbor, “Boo Radley” and speculate about how to get him to appear. Their father Atticus, a lawyer, is appointed to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. Atticus agrees to do his best, much to the disapproval of local residents.

You can’t really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.”

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Metro 2023 – Dmitry Glukhovsky

 A nuclear holocaust forces the last remaining survivors to seek refuge underground in Moscow’s Metro stations. The year is 2033, and with no hopes or dreams, the inhabitants’ main objective is survival. When a threat appears that could wipe out the last remaining survivors, something must be done to combat the threat. Atyom, a young 20 year old living at a secure northern station, must travel to heart of the Metro system to warn of the danger and get help.

IT – Stephen King

 Stephen King, the master of horror fiction,  published It in 1986 and tells the story of a group of children terrorized by the clown, Pennywise. The group set about fighting off the demonic clown. 30 years later, Pennywise returns and the terror begins once more. The group must come together again as adults and encounter the evil clown for a second time.

See blog post: Top 10 Stephen King Books

Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James

 The first installment of the infamous erotic romance novels introduces us to Anastasia Steele, an English literature major, whose life changes when she meets handsome billionaire Christian Grey. Anastasia interviews Christian for the college magazine as a favor to her roommate. After the meeting, innocent Ana realizes that she wants to get closer to the enigmatic 27-year-old entrepreneur. The couple embark on a passionate sexually charged affair, which brings out his dark side.

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

 First published in the 1960s, this fantasy novel is considered a young adult classic. Meg Murray goes on a journey through space in search of her father, who has disappeared after working on a time machine. Along with her brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin, the teenager must battle against all things evil on the way. The book was made into a movie in 2018

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