The Top 20 Audible Audiobooks of 2022

Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2022

“The best audiobooks will take you to new worlds, teach you everything you didn’t learn at school, or immerse you in the minds of some of the world’s leading thinkers. From gripping whodunnits and classic sci-fi to non-fiction bestsellers and real-life inspirational stories, discover the most popular audiobooks and podcasts of 2022 curated by Audible Editors”. (Source, content and images from: Audible article)

From the Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast (Series 2)

An Audible Original
By: Alan Partridge
Narrated by: Alan Partridge
Series: From the Oasthouse, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
Release date: 22-09-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars4,723 ratings

The gift that keeps on giving

‘Outrageously hilarious and exceptionally clever shenanigans from Alan’s latest misadventures. Classic Partridge – best in my opinion – that not only is relentless in it’s delivery of gags, but any repeat listens will have your head spinning around like….well, you know. Fantastic!’ – Mr C B J Goodson, Audible listener

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

By: Dr Julie Smith
Narrated by: Dr Julie Smith
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Release date: 06-01-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318 ratings

Like a personal therapist

‘I loved this. Listened to a chapter before bed every night and felt like Julie was talking to just me. Some really simple and (should be) obvious things, but like her clients I just didn’t know what was normal and how brains work. Feel inspired and have changed a lot as a result. Thank you.’ – Earlskingdom, Audible listener

The Sandman: Act III

By: Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, James McAvoy, K.J. Apa, Kat Dennings, Shruti Haasan, David Harewood, Regé-Jean Page, Kristen Schaal, Wil Wheaton
Series: The Sandman, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
Release date: 28-09-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,956 ratings


‘As with Act 1 and 2, Dirk Maggs continues to pull off the seemingly impossible by adapting this seminal Vertigo comic into audio form. This is the act where the disparate threads of everything that’s come before start to bear fruit. This is where we begin to see where the story is headed and we must harden our hearts to it…’ – Neil larrisey, Audible listener

Lessons in Chemistry

By: Bonnie Garmus
Narrated by: Miranda Raison
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
Release date: 05-04-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 4,527 ratings

I laughed and cried. A masterpiece.

‘I absolutely loved this book on so many levels. For sure it satisfied my feelings of injustice in our patriarchal society, it’s nailed to the mast for all to experience… but it’s a great tale too. Loveable characters and original plot. All round winner.’ – Nicola, Audible listener

I’m Glad My Mom Died

By: Jennette McCurdy
Narrated by: Jennette McCurdy
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Release date: 09-08-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 8,925 ratings


‘The raw honesty of this memoir made me have to pause it several times to just stop and process it all. Jeanette’s decision to share her life and its trauma with the world is one that can only be met with respect for the strength she has carried throughout…’ – Ellie Moore, Audible listener

The Bullet That Missed

Thursday Murder Club, Book 3
By: Richard Osman
Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
Series: The Thursday Murder Club, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 15-09-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 5,819 ratings

Pure brilliance

‘When the words fly off a page and paint a picture with such clarity, you know we have a brilliant writer. I read the book and listened to the audiobook as both bring something to the party and I didn’t want to miss a trick. Funny, fascinating and clever. Just another year for the next book, it’s worth the wait.’ – Gail, Audible listener

Again, Rachel

By: Marian Keyes
Narrated by: Marian Keyes, Graham Norton
Series: Walsh Family, Book 7
Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
Release date: 17-02-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,902 ratings


‘I re-read Rachel’s Holiday in preparation for this coming out and now I have finished Again, Rachel I feel like I have a big empty hole in my day. I laughed and I cried. It is beautifully written and feels like you have been reunited with an old friend. There is so much tenderness in this book I can’t say enough about it. Just listen to it!’ – PamelaD, Audible listener

The World’s Worst Pets

By: David Walliams
Narrated by: Terry Mynott, Morgana Robinson, Clare Corbett, Wayne Forester, James Goode, Danielle Vitalis, Akiya Henry
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Release date: 28-04-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 507 ratings

Very enjoyable and funny

‘My son enjoyed this audible book very much. His favourite story is Furp the Fish, which does have a lot of toilet humour and made him laugh through most of the story!’ – Richard, Audible listener

Atlas Of The Heart

Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
By: Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
Release date: 14-02-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,157 ratings


‘I wish I had listened or read this years ago. This book is easily accessible and full of sound research. It is hopeful and is peppered with helpful narratives that help illustrate the various emotions. It is an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to nurture emotional intelligence.’ – Bridget, Audible listener

Fairy Tale

By: Stephen King
Narrated by: Seth Numrich, Stephen King
Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
Release date: 06-09-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610 ratings

Excellent story

‘This is an excellent book provided by Stephen King. Very well written and the subject of fairy stories from everyone’s childhood is great. Really likeable character that has a bit of an edge compared to your usually hero!’ – Adam C., Audible listener

Young Mungo

By: Douglas Stuart
Narrated by: Chris Reilly
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
Release date: 14-04-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,339 ratings

Bleak and brilliant

‘I think this is a sort of masterpiece. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, as it is unremitting in its examination of lives that are blighted by poverty, prejudice, neglect and hopelessness. But there are some very warm-hearted people among the cast of characters and some humour to balance in part the horror. The narrator is spot on. Congratulations to him. This is such a truthful, fascinating and ultimately uplifting story I can’t recommend it too highly. But be prepared for some very uncomfortable listening at times. Superb.’ – magser, Audible listener


By: Richard Armitage
Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Nicola Walker, Jane Perry
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
Release date: 20-10-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118 ratings


‘Beautifully observed details and nuances throughout! Heartbreakingly sad in several ways, while still injecting glimpses of humour and humanity. This book should be turned into a big budget movie!’ – Kate, Audible listener

Amongst Our Weapons

The Brand New Rivers of London Novel
By: Ben Aaronovitch
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Series: Rivers of London Series, Book 9
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Release date: 07-04-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 3,152 ratings

I missed these guys!

‘Wonderful as ever. I was so happy to catch up with all the characters again, they feel like old friends, especially as Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s narration brings them fully to life. The story was great and I might have slightly cried a little bit in the emotional places… Please never stop writing Rivers of London!’ – BadMedisin, Audible listener


By: Roxie Nafousi
Narrated by: Roxie Nafousi
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Release date: 06-01-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,174 ratings


‘Although I was dubious about manifesting at first, the way Roxie explains and breaks down what it is, and how I’ve misinterpreted in the past, I love it. Brilliantly read. Will be listening again!’ – Philip Crawley, Audible listener

The Maid

By: Nita Prose
Narrated by: Lauren Ambrose
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Release date: 20-01-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805 ratings


‘This book is not my usual read at all and I was taken up by the hype, but how glad am I. I couldn’t put it down and the narrator certainly added to my enjoyment. It’s hard to say more really without giving things away so I won’t except to say get it and listen. You may find it a little hard going to start with but persevere it’s well worth it.’ – Lynne E., Audible listener

Happy Mind, Happy Life

10 Simple Ways to Feel Great Every Day
By: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Narrated by: Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Release date: 24-02-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 716 ratings

A collection of inspirational wisdom

‘Wonderful. As an avid listener of Dr Chatterjees podcasts and books, I felt this was a super way to recap or revisit of some of the most important aspects of wellbeing topics. There is a deeper wisdom that comes through with this book though, it challenges the normal phrasing or perceptions of how we might strive to consider happiness and wellbeing. I really love it. Thank you.’ – Pip Johnson, Audible listener

The Satsuma Complex

By: Bob Mortimer
Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Bob Mortimer
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Release date: 27-10-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171 ratings

Just wonderful!

‘Listened to this as I walk my dog and once you get past Bob’s unique style of narration (he grows into it) I found it to be the most wonderful, off beat, laugh-out-loud completely enjoyable story I’ve heard in a long time. The squirrel interludes are particularly fun, you want to think around that.’ – Mrs. S. Heynes, Audible listener

Stolen Focus

Why You Can’t Pay Attention
By: Johann Hari
Narrated by: Johann Hari
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Release date: 06-01-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178 ratings

One of the most important books of this time!

‘I have been suspecting something has been very wrong and this book has confirmed it all and given me real support in rectifying the problem and reclaiming my own mind! Thank you, Johann, for bringing this into our awareness and offering real solutions. The reflections you have given on how change has been made in the past has given me so much hope that we can change the current systems and we can create a better world for ourselves.’ – Vanessa Higgins, Audible listener

One Last Secret

By: Adele Parks
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
Release date: 07-07-22
Language: English
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611 ratings

Excellent narration great story – hooked!

‘The narrator really brings this story to life, I have listened to so many books and was so impressed by this! The story is interesting and keeps you guessing – couldn’t stop listening!’ – Helen, Audible listener

Parenting Hell

By: Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe
Narrated by: Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
Release date: 13-10-22
Language: English
5 out of 5 stars 1,950 ratings

Brilliant listen

‘I absolutely love the podcast and the audio version of this book really made me laugh as was like an extended episode of the podcast! I loved the addition of having wives and parents and would highly recommend!’ – Juz36, Audible listener