Audible Plus Library & The Other Titles in my Library

For those of you that don’t know, Audible has recently added the ‘plus library’ which is available to all members. It holds a great deal of podcasts, audible originals and books both fiction and non-fiction. It is included in Audibles monthly payment.

It’s pretty amazing to be honest. As someone who is dyslexic and who struggles to process, it’s honestly been a fantastic decision. There are so many classics that I haven’t read because I knew I would struggle with them that I can now listen to.

I thought I’d give a rundown of what’s in my Audible library, and, if nothing else, it will show just how extensive their library is.

Audible Plus Catalogue

  • Hollywood & Crime: Black Dahlia by Jon Ponder and Rebecca Reynolds – Narrated by Tracy Pattin and Stephen Lang
  • The Crime Factory by Officer ‘A’ – Narrated by Damian Lynch
  • The Authentic life of Billy the Kid by Pat F. Garrett – Narrated by Daniel Luna
  • The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Dr William F. Pepper Esq. – Narrated by Noah Michael Levine
  • Oracle by Andrew Pyper – Narrated by Joshua Jackson
  • Who Killed My Daughter? by Lois Duncan – Narrated by Teri Clark Linden
  • The Snow Killer: The DI Barton Series, Book 1 by Ross Greenwood – Narrated by David Thorpe
  • The Asylum by John Harwood – Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
  • Their Lost Daughters: Jackman & Evans Book 1 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Murderer’s Son: Jackman & Evans Book 2 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Fourth Friend: Jackman & Evans Book 3 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Guilty Ones: Jackman and Evans Book 4 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Stolen Boys: Jackman & Evans Book 5 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Patient Man: Jackman & Evans Book 6 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • They Disappeared: Jackman & Evans Book 7 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Night Thief: Jackman & Ellis Book 8 by Joy Ellis – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • You Only Live Once: A James Flynn Escapade, Book 1 by Haris Orkin – Narrated by Chris Ciulla
  • Dire: Born: The Dire Saga, Book 1 by Andrew Seiple – Narrated by Amy McFadden
  • A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Theatre Shootings by William H. Reid – Narrated by William H. Reid
  • The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of One of America’s Deadliest Killers by Philip Carlo – Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye – Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • The Marvellous Land of Snergs by E. A. Wyke-Smith – Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • A Demon in Silver: Book One of War of the Archons by R. S. Ford – Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • The Tudor Secret: The Elizabeth 1 Spymaster Chronicles Book 1 by C.W. Gortner – Narrated by Steve West
  • The Tutor Conspiracy: Spymaster Chronicles Book 2 by C.W. Gortner – Narrated by Steve West
  • The Tudor Vendetta: Spymaster Chronicles Book 3 by C.W Gortner – Narrated by Steve West
  • Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone and to the Present by Peter Vronsky – Narrated by Mikael Naramore
  • The Snow Killings: Inside the Oakland Country Child Killer Investigation by Marney Rich Keenan – Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie
  • To Kill and Kill Again: The Terrifying True Story of Montana’s Baby-Faced Serial Sex Murderer by John Coston – Narrated by A. T. Chandler

Again, classic books are part of the group that I struggle to read. The different style of language and structure is something that trips me up a lot and between being dyslexic and struggling to progress, I miss a lot while reading. With audible now having a big range of classics, I’m finally getting to hear some of the classic’s I’ve always wanted to read.

Audible Plus Catalogue (Classics)

  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – Narrated by Peter Jeffrey
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – Narrated by Thandiwe Newton
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – Narrated by Bill Homewood
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Narrated by Will Poulter
  • White Trash Warlock: The Adam Binder Novels, Book 1 by David R. Slayton – Narrated by Michael David Axtell
  • Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life by Elizabeth Gaskell – Narrated by Juliet Stevenson The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens – Narrated by Roy Kinnear and Neil Gaiman
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray – Narrated by John Castle
  • The Chimes by Charles Dickens – Narrated by Richard Armitage
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan – Narrated by Robert Powell
  • Nicolas Nickleby by Charles Dickens – Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell – Narrated by Eve Matheson
  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens – Narrated by David Troughton
  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – Narrated by Prunella Scales
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne – Narrated by Tim Curry
  • The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickins – Narrated by Jessie Buckley
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas – Narrated by David Ahmad, Rachel Atkins, Catherine Bailey, Ed Barry, Timothy Bentinck, Nicolas Boulton, Eliza Butterworth, Gunnar Cauthery, Stephen Critchlow, and Adetomiwa Edun
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
  • My Man Jeeves: The Jeeves and Wooster Series Book 1 by P. G. Wodehouse – Narrated by Jonathan Cecil
  • The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton – Narrated by Toby Longworth
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens – Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey: Book 1 by Arthur C. Clarke – Narrated by Dick Hill

Shakespeare is, ironically, the only one on this list that I don’t struggle with. I actually love Shakespeare. My favourite play is Richard III. I just couldn’t pass up getting his complete works and the cast of actors and actresses that voice this audiobook are fantastic.

Audible Classics

  • Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare – Narrated by Full Cast
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Moving on from the Audible Plus Library and Audible Classics, see below what other audible books I have sitting in my library. Unlike my Kindle Library, I can get through these quite quickly. My library is full of new audiobooks because I just updated it. Before, I only had about 15 titles in it. Some audiobooks I listen to from start to finish in one go or in several days. However, there are some books and podcasts that I listen to on and off, mostly these are historical books or books with a heavy topic.

I’ll start with the Podcasts, which are a mixture of True Crime, Crime, and True Stories. I prefer listening to the audible podcasts on true crime because I find the true crime podcasts on Spotify sometimes become a little confusing and the speakers go off on a tangent or add a lot of unnecessary details. (The three highlighted in bold are self-help podcasts).

I haven’t included those that I have already listened to or the list would go on forever! I actually get through these quite quickly. I often listen to them at work or on short journey’s.

  • The Dark Web by Geoff White and Bernard P. Achampong – Narrated by Geoff White
  • West Cork – Audible Original
  • Evil Has a Name – Audible Original
  • Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper by Jim Clemente and Tim Clemente – Narrated By Maureen O’Connell
  • Wild Sounds of Canada by Various Writers – Narrated by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki
  • Gutfull: What to Eat for a Happy Gut by Dr Joanna McMilliam
  • Habits for Action: How to Stop the Excuses and Do What You Know You Should by Dr Tim Sharp
  • Shootout: The Battle for North Hollywood by Grant Anderson and Peter McDonnell – Narrated by Maureen O’Connell
  • In the Gap: The United States v. Richard W. Miller by Avi Glijansky – Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Gary Wolf and Nick Sullivan
  • The Messenger by Shiv Malik – Narrated by Shiv Malik
  • Tower 57 by Drew Platt and JT Cacibauda – Narrated by a Full Cast
  • Habits for Happiness at Work: 10 Steps for Living Your Happiest Work Life by Dr Tim Sharp – Narrated by Dr Tim Sharp
  • The Halifax Slasher by Nick Baker and John Woolf
  • Donor 9623 by Don Fox – Narrated by Don Fox
  • History’s Lost Speeches by Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
  • My Dad the Spy by Stewart Copeland
  • Hijacked Histories by Dominic Sandbrook
  • Real Crime: Locked Up for Life by Julian Druker
  • El Impenetrable: Death in the Forest by Simeon Tegel
  • My Lost Family by Danny Ben-Moshe and Dasha Lisitsina – Narrated by Danny Ben-Moshe
  • Murderabilia by Poppy Damon and Alice Fiennes
  • Michael Cain: Gangs by Michael Cane – Narrated by Michael Cain
  • The Hijack by Owen Bennett-Jones and India Rakusen – Narrated by Own Bennett-Jones
  • Brooklyn North by Peter McDonnell and Josh Sanburn – Narrated by Aaron Goodson
  • Ghosthunter: An Audible Original Podcast by Rebecca Bennett and Ben Lawrence – Narrated by Ben Lawrence
  • Escape From Jonestown by Laurence Bouvard
  • Soldiers of Science: The Vietnam War, Anthony Fauci & the Doctors who Revolutionized American Medicine by Alan Alda and Kate Rope – Narrated by Alan Alda

My actual list of audible books is quite short. While I can happily listen to true crime with no issue, listening to crime or thriller fiction has often led to horrific nightmares. So, I generally stay away from that genre of audiobook. However, I am starting to change that. I also listen to a lot of children’s book, mostly when I’m struggling with my insomnia and awake in the night.

Audible Books

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins – Narrated by Yareli Arizmendi
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman – Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent – Narrated by Lauren Ezzo and Melissa Moran
  • The Descent: Detective Louise Blackwell, Book 2 by Matt Brolly – Narrated by Daniel Cohen
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien – Narrated by Paul Daneman, Anthony Jackson and Heron Carvic
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – Narrated by Jodie Corner
  • Raffles: The Complete Series 1-3: 18 BBC Radio Full Dramatizations by E.W. Hornung – Narrated by Full Cast
  • The Pirate by Harold Schechter – Narrated by Steven Weber
  • The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows: The Cthulhu Casebooks, Book 1 by James Lovegrove – Narrated by Dennis Kleinman

It’s not just true crime that I enjoy listening to. I like a variety of non-fiction book. These are the books that I would struggle to read, so I’m happy I can listen to them on audible. Listening to information is easier for me to process and digest. I’m very invested in how the brain works, so books like the ones below fascinate me. I’m looking to find some audiobooks on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome but I’ll probably approach that once I’ve cleared some of the titles on here.

Audible Non-Fiction Books

  • Manhunt: Hunting Britain’s Most Wanted Murderer by Peter Bleksley – Narrated by Peter Bleksley
  • Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children by John Coston – Narrated by A. T. Chandler
  • Who Really Killed Kennedy? 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations about the JFK Assassination by Jerome R. Corsi – Narrated by David Rapkin
  • LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Philip F. Nelson – Narrated by Fred Sanders
  • One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley by Carol Ann Lee – Narrated by Maggie Mash

Audible original books come in episode form and also book length form. I haven’t branched out into many so far, but I have started to listen to Motel Evil and it’s very good.

Audible Original Books

  • The Riddle of Emmon Bodfish: An Enigmatic Man. A Mysterious Murder by Paul Holes, Peter McDonnel and Josh Sanburn – Narrated by Paul Holes and Jim Clemente
  • Motel Evil by KC Wayland

I felt like I haven’t done a library update in some while, so as I was adding titles from the Plus Catalogue, the idea came to update on here also. I have been unfortunately slow in my reading intake of this year – no more excuses here! Life comes in swings and roundabouts and I’m just riding the wave to where it takes me.

Admittedly, you’ll see me branch out a little on this blog to encompass my growing interest in true crime and how the human mind works but it is still very much a book blog in every aspect.

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