This week Audible has a big sale going on (pretty much all their audiobooks are on sale right now!).
If you’re looking to bulk up your audiobook collection, there isn’t a better time to buy than now.
Here’s what you need to know about the Audible sale.
- You need to be an Audible Premium Plus subscriber to access the sale prices. If you aren’t a current member, you can sign up for a free one month trial here.
- The sale ends Friday night! Do not wait if you want to snatch up some titles – they’ll all go back up at midnight on Friday night!
- Calculate how much your Audible credits cost to decide if a sale price is good enough to be worth it. The most expensive that a monthly credit ever is, is $14.95, so anything more than that is probably not worth buying outright. If you got an Audible deal, you might have credits that cost more like $10 each. I haven’t included any titles on this list that are more than $7.
- You’ll need to purchase the sale titles either on Amazon or on the Audible.com site. If you are on an iPhone, you won’t be able to make purchases within the app unless you’re spending credits. If you’re on an Android device, you likely will be able to purchase within the app. If you’re on Amazon, it’s going to default to wanting you to spend a credit, but if you scroll down just a bit, you’ll see the option to buy with cash instead. It looks like this:
Anyway, with those things out of the way, here are some of the titles I’m excited about (but truly – take a look at any audiobook you’ve been eyeing and see if it’s worth buying on sale).
The Best Audiobooks in Audible’s Annual Sale
The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling – $3.50
5 hours 30 minutes
This was my London souvenir to myself – I bought it at one of my favorite bookstores in central London and the girls and I jumped into this year’s Christmas read aloud right away. Jack loves his beloved stuffed pig, DP, and when DP is lost, he’ll do whatever it takes to get him back, including going to the Land of the Lost, which can only happen for a human boy on Christmas Eve. Don’t let the cover fool you – this is definitely a middle grade book with some heavier themes than you might expect. But we all loved it.
Frindle by Andrew Clements – $4.64
1 hour 40 minutes
Andrew Clements is just a master of the school story, and this is his most popular one, about a boy who wants to get his whole school calling pens “frindles.” Andrew Clements is just a MASTER of the short middle grade novel.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer – $5.98
I’m pretty sure I didn’t see Ella for a month when she blazed through this entire series. Alex and Conner, sister-brother twins, open up a beloved book of stories only to find themselves sucked into the book. In a mysterious land where magic runs rampant, they find themselves interacting with fairy tale characters they’ve heard about all their lives. The real question is. . . can they ever get home?
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary – $5.98
2 hours 17 minutes
Have I mentioned before that I love Beverly Cleary? This one is just as good as any of her other books, but totally different, with a little mouse who meets a boy staying at his hotel and starts riding his toy motorcycle. This is the first of three book in the Ralph S. Mouse series.
The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling – $3.50
7 hours 52 minutes
Another J.K. Rowling book to add to the list. In a tiny happy kingdom called Cornucopia, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature known as the Ickabog living up in the Marshlands. Everyone has their own story of what the Ickabog looks like and has tales of it carrying off children and sheep. Best friends Bert and Daisy embark on an adventure to find out where the real monster lies, in the hopes to bring happiness to Cornucopia once more.
Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker – $2.94
6 hours 56 minutes
This one snagged a Newbery Honor last year and I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy since then! At this price, now is the time.
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser – $2.94
5 hours 40 minutes
We love this fun story about five siblings who are about to lose their beloved brownstone home in Harlem, thanks to a cantankerous (and mysterious) landlord who refuses to budge. All the books in this series are at this rock-bottom price.
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 by Lauren Tarshis – $1.96
1 hour 12 minutes
If you have a non-fiction lover, these short middle grade books about big historical events are really fun and high action. They’re a perfect fit for reluctant readers, especially those with low patience for made up stories. (All the books in the series are this price!).
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park – $6.98
3 hours 12 minutes
When I was working more seriously on reading all the Newbery winners, I picked this one up, knowing exactly nothing about it. A story about potters in 12th century Korea might not sound thrilling but this book is PHENOMENAL. I listened to it again with my girls this and we all were entranced. I may have gotten teary in the driver’s seat multiple times. Her book, A Long Walk to Water, is less than three hours long too! (Full review here).
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan – $6.86
10 hours 30 minutes
This is one of the books where I feel deeply sorry for anyone who read this book on paper instead of listening. It’s just SO tremendously well done with the musical accompaniment really bringing the magic of this book to life.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – $3.67
2 hours 16 minutes
I’m sort of trying to read all the Newbery winners (not fast or on any sort of timeline), so I read this one a couple of years ago, despite the fact that it’s both about basketball and a novel-in-verse, two things I’m not particularly into. And then, predictably, I LOVED it. So well done and a great pick by the Newbery Committee (who likely cares very deeply about my opinion!).
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang – $3.92
6 hours 9 minutes
Red Scarf Girl is an eye opening and deeply personal memoir. Jiang’s book recounts the ups and downs of her difficult life and the oppression families of China faced during the Cultural Revolution. I read this in college and loved it.
The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat – $5.39
7 hours 21 minutes
Christina Soontornvat made a big splash by nabbing not one Newbery Honor but TWO – one for A Wish in the Dark and one for All Thirteen, both of which I loved. As soon as I saw she had a new fantasy middle grade novel, I knew it was one I wanted to read to the girls (and it’s also one of the books on the 2022 Everyday Reading Book Club list!)
The View from Saturday by – $5.58
4 hours 41 minutes
This is the first book I remember reading as a child and thinking “This is a really well written book.” I think my girls were a BIT too young for this one – it’d have been better to wait another year or two because it was hard for them to keep track of the four main characters and how their families and stories intertwined. For my part, I definitely enjoyed reading it again.
The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – $5.98
2 hours 30 minutes
This wildly popular series is even more hilarious when it comes to life as a full cast audiobook – just be warned that when you listen to the first, you’ll probably have no choice but to listen to them all. Such a great audiobook series for 3-6 grades!
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by This was one we listened to recently and I was just completely overwhelmed by how GOOD this story about siblings that run away from home and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is. This woman is a master.
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull – $4.89
9 hours 13 minutes
This is a great series about two kids, Seth and Kendra Sorensen who go to spend a few weeks with their grandparents on their very remote property. It doesn’t take them long to figure out not everything is as it appears. The butterflies and dragonflies in the garden are actually fairies! That is only the beginning of the magical creatures that inhabit Fablehaven. I thoroughly enjoyed this series, and you know that isn’t something I say often about fantasy! (Full review here)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds – $4.96
3 hours and 29 minutes
Ghost is a very fast runner – starting with a run from his dangerous father when he was a little boy. Now, he mostly runs away from his problems until an Olympic-runner-turned-coach sees Ghost’s incredible raw talent and wants to help him harness it for the Junior Olympics. But Ghost will have to stop running from his past in order for that to happen and that might be the hardest thing he’s ever done. Jason Reynolds is a big name in the world of children’s literature for good reason – this book is FIRE. Each book in the series is this same price.
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James Howe – $3.68
1 hour 34 minutes
This is such a perfect Halloween listen – it’s not too long, and it’s not overly scary, just the right amount spooky. The ideal Halloween read alouds or listens!
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling – $4.06
5 hours and 27 minutes
My big girls listened to this one on repeat. Moving is never fun, but it’s especially unpleasant for Aven who was born without arms. A new town and school means she’ll have to explain herself repeatedly to a bunch of strangers. But in her new town, she make friends with Conner, who also feels like an outsider in their school. And together, they embark on solving a mystery at the dilapidated theme park her parents are running.
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin – $4.29
3 hours and 16 minutes
If you read and loved Bomb by this author last year for Everyday Reading Book Club, this is another one of his that’s a winner!
The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera – $3.43
8 hours and 33 minutes
This is the 2022 Newberry Medal winner – Petra wants to be a cuentista, a storyteller, like her abuela, but Earth has been destroyed by a comet. Petra and her family were chosen to journey to a new planet to carry on the human race, but hundreds of years later she wakes up to realize she is the only one who remembers Earth. Will she be able to carry on the stories of the past?
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare – $3.99
7 hours 42 minutes
When I was really trying to make progress through the Newbery award winners several years ago, I was prepared to suffer through this. And then I just LOVED every second of it.
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat – $4.21
10 hours and 4 minutes
After I read her book, All Thirteen, and love love loved it, I knew I had to read her other book that won a Newbery Honor (having two books both be Newbery titles in one year is basically unheard of). This one is completely different from All Thirteen, which is non-fiction – it’s a retelling of Les Mis set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world and it is SO GOOD.
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard – $0.35
I’ve professed my love for this book before (including with a full-on double costume) and I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow it. It’s so fun as a reader when you’re in on the secret that the book characters aren’t.
Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West – $1.71
Clocking in at almost an hour, this fantasy adventure is perfect for an afternoon at home or a lot of errands around town in the car. All the books in the series are this price!
Whatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski – $4.29
3 hours 20 minutes
Ella listened to this whole series of fairytale retellings and LOVED them so much that she begged me to listen to one of them. I got through 2/3 of this one before it automatically returned to the library, but it was quite charming and a quick listen.
City Spies by James Ponti – $5.95
6 hours and 50 minutes
This is a super fun read aloud and I was hooked by the end of the first chapter. Sara Martinez is a twelve-year-old hacker who landed herself in jail after she hacked into the NYC foster care system to prove that her foster parents are using their foster funds for their own gain. But then a British spy shows up just before her hearing and after posing as her lawyer, springs her free and invites her to come work with four other child spies. Well, she’s not going to refuse that offer.
A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus – $2.94
8 hours 5 minutes
It’s 1940 in London, right in the middle of World War II when three children become orphaned. Unsure what to do, they leave their home and head for the countryside in hopes of finding a good temporary or even permanent home. This one is PHENOMENAL – one of my favorite books I’ve read with my children.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt – $4.01
4 hours and 7 minutes
If Ella had to pick a favorite book, I’m pretty sure this is the one she’d choose. It was so funny that she requested I read it and then I promptly included it in the 2017 Summer Reading Guide.
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat – $2.84
4 hrs and 4 mins
Of all the books I hoped would be majorly discounted in this sale, All Thirteen is the title I was MOST excited to see. (Full review here)
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – $2.94
7 hours and 2 minutes
This is the September book for the 2022 Everyday Reading Book Club. AJ Fikry is a grumpy bookshop owner who is losing money, has his rarest book stolen, and then finds a baby left on his doorstep. This book is a reader’s DELIGHT. (Full review here)
The Martian by Andy Weir – $4.89
I just want to talk about this book non-stop, even years after I read it, and I loved the movie too (enough to see it twice!). It’s just SO fun and funny and interesting (and packed with swearing). It was a bestseller for a reason – I included it on my list of books for couples to read/listen to together! (Full review here).
The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz – $5.23
2 hours 30 minutes
A quick listen based on ancient Toltec wisdom which reveals four principles to personal freedom, true happiness, and love. It’s spent more than 7 years on the New York Times bestseller list and I’ve had so many people recommend this one to me!
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah – $3.49
8 hours 44 minutes
This audible original is a must to add to your list. You might have seen Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, but his life began as a crime. He was the son of a multiracial marriage which during South Africa apartheid was illegal. This witty and honest memoir is the perfect book to add to any book club.
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel – $5.79
5 hours 49 minutes
If you know me, I could talk money and finance all day! This one is full of 19 short stories which share the different ways people think about money – it isn’t just about being smart with money, but how behaviors affects our financial decisions. I’m a little over halfway through and it’s TERRIFIC!
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison – $4.53
This is the most ridiculous British YA series ever and also one of my favorite things I’ve ever listened to. (Full review here)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – $5.07
10 hours and 3 minutes
This is a WWII story like you’ve never heard before. I almost had to pull over when I was listening to this in the car because I was sobbing so hard. (Full review here)
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley – $2.94
7 hours and 5 minutes
I ADORE this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I read it multiple times as a child and then re-read it to my girls. If you haven’t read it, fix that immediately!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – $3.43
8 hours and 44 minutes
This is one of my most favorite books ever and I love re-reading the whole trilogy any chance I get – especially in the summer. And as you probably already know, Netflix made a full-length movie version of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and it is really well done. So many good things about this one. (Full review here)
I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection & Christ by Brooke Romney – $4.34
3 hours and 37 minutes
I read this book and absolutely LOVED it. Brooke is such a terrific writer and so warm and real. I only let myself read one chapter a day because I didn’t want to blow through it too fast!
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman – $6.61
5 hours and 54 minutes
I could not put this book down – it’s a totally different look at time management than I’ve EVER read before. If you’re tired of feeling rushed or like life is just a race toward more and more productivity, this book is for you!
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson – $5.95
7 hours and 30 minutes
This was probably the most popular pick on my 2020 Summer Reading Guide Chick Lit category. It’s DELIGHTFUL and 100% closed door.
And if you have questions about the Audible sale, please let me know – I’m happy to help!