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7 Best Audiobooks You Need to Listen to According to Reddit's Audiobibliophiles

7 Best Audiobooks You Need to Listen to According to Reddit’s Audiobibliophiles

Looking for the answer to life’s burning questions? Want some recommendations from Average Joes and Janes?

Look no further than Reddit, the ideal place to get in-depth answers to serious questions, as well as some hilarious and not-so-serious answers to those questions.

What about people who are looking for the best audiobooks? Reddit has the answers, of course!

Today, readers who are looking for some reading suggestions to get 2020 started off right will get some exceptional ideas from Reddit’s r/audiobooks subreddit, which as it happens, can also be purchased from AudiobookSTORE.

Top 7 Best Audiobooks: Reddit Audiobibliophile Recommendations

Looking for the best fiction audiobooks? Reddit has readers covered. How about the best audiobooks on Reddit in 2019 or even 2018 – yes, readers can find suggestions there as well.

Below, readers will find some of the best audiobooks Reddit contributors recommend as of January 2020.

1. Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Anyone who is looking for the best adventure books on Reddit will likely come across this title at least once. Cold Days is about a man named Harry who is murdered and navigates between worlds of the living and the dead.

He decides to return to the world of the living but soon finds himself in dire straits. He is indebted to Mab, who is the Queen of Air and Darkness. She orders him to kill whomever she chooses… and now she wants an impossible task. She wants Harry to kill an immortal. Somehow, he needs to break ties with Mab, rally his allies, and put a stop to the shedding of innocent blood.

2. Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

For those who are looking for one of the best long audiobooks on Reddit, as well as one of the best adventure audiobooks on Reddit, Theft of Swords is a great choice.

At first glance, listening to a 22-hour audiobook might seem overwhelming – that is until you realize just how awesome this book is. Not only is the story captivating, but it’s narrated by one of the top actors out there.

Tim Gerard Reynolds is a trained stage actor who has received multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was also nominated for the Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration, one of the most prestigious audiobook awards.

When readers check for the best long audiobooks on Reddit, Theft of Swords comes up multiple times – and mainly because of Reynolds’ narration.

3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s books are completely entertaining, and American Gods is no exception. Just imagine being on the verge of being released from prison, ready to head back to a beloved wife to start over again, only to find out she died.

That is what happens to Shadow, the hero of American Gods. His wife and best friend are killed. With nowhere to go, he accepts the job of bodyguard and driver for a mysterious man named Mr. Wednesday. The job proves to be interesting yet dangerous and it isn’t long before Shadow realizes that an epic war is brewing – and he’s right in the middle of it.

American Gods is one of the best long audiobooks on Reddit, coming in at nearly 20 hours.

4. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Love fairytales? Then, Gods of Jade and Shadow is a must-read, one of the best short audiobooks on Reddit, if readers consider 11 hours short (which it is compared to the 22-hour long Theft of Swords).

It is the story of a young woman who is sent on a harrowing journey by the Mayan god of death. Set during the Jazz Age, Casiopia Tun is stuck cleaning her grandfather’s house instead of living her life.

One day, she finds a mysterious box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it, releasing the Mayan god of death, who requests her help. If she fails to help him succeed, she’ll die. Success would allow her to live the life of her dreams.

5. The Warehouse by Rob Hart

One of the best audiobooks on Reddit in 2019 was The Warehouse, a near-future thriller.

Most people work for Cloud, which is a giant tech company that’s taken over the majority of the American economy.

Paxton has spent his time on the grim exterior, always looking in and wishing he’d be able to work for Cloud, where there are entertainment halls and open offices. It’s all luxury and excitement to him. Finally, he gets his chance to move into the live-work facilities.

Zinnia has infiltrated Cloud in an attempt to reveal it’s dirtiest, darkest secrets. Bright-eyed, optimistic Paxton just might be the perfect pawn to help her bring her plan to fruition. Can she bear to sacrifice him, though?

6. Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton

Reading Theft of Swords might be a good way for readers to break into Judas Unchained, one of the best long audiobooks on Reddit. Ready for it? Judas Unchained is 41 hours in length.

That shouldn’t deter readers, as this is one of the best sci-fi audiobooks recommended by Reddit readers. Judas Unchained has been praised for its well thought out, cunning plot, as well as its engaging and complex characters, both human and alien.

7. The Expanse Series by James S. A. Corey

Anyone who is scouring the best audiobooks on Reddit for an exceptional series to start will notice that readers love The Expanse Series.

The series contains 14 books, all thrilling sci-fi adventures about people who colonized space two hundred years prior to the first book in the series, Leviathan Wakes. At this point in time, humanity is in turmoil, and a ship’s captain and a former detective have to work together to find a missing girl. What they end up finding is likely the greatest conspiracy in history, one that could bring about civil war.

Want More Awesome Recommendations? Try a Book Club

For those who are or want to be avid readers, a great way to look for the best audiobooks (Reddit isn’t the be-all, end-all after all!) is from a book club.

For those who aren’t sure they want to join a book club, another option is to get book recommendations from online sources, like Reese Witherspoon’s book club, Hello Sunshine.

Readers will find some of the most fascinating, engrossing, and heartwarming (or heart wrenching) books to add to their repertoire.   

What is your top book of 2020 (so far)? Comment below. If you’re still looking, check out our list of New York Times bestsellers.

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