Best Audiobooks of 2020

Review, Art
Supersense Team
4 minutes reading time
December 18, 2020

Are you tired of streaming yet? Or you may have already exhausted all the playlist Spotify has to offer. Well, don't worry. We've got you covered. We listed the most popular audiobooks of 2020 for you.

Audiobooks are great companions on many occasions. You can take them with you for a park visit and listen to them while sitting on a bench and trying to restock your Vitamin D storage (which hasn't been easy for most of us in 2020), or you can spend an afternoon with a great book on your couch. We're sure you can come up with many other occasions that you would pop your headphones in and transfer to the world of fiction.

From romance to classics and fantasy novels, here are a comprehensive list of the best audiobooks of 2020 for you to catch up with your reading.

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CLASSICS

The End of the Affair
Graham Greene

If you haven't read this heart-wrenching book by Greene, now is a good time. It's not a 2020 release; however, the amazing Colin Firth is narrating it and it already won the Earphone Award, we thought this classic deserves its spot on the list. A broken romance at the end of World War II London, and a desperate search for lost love. Convinced? We thought so!

Harry Potter Complete Series
J.K. Rowling

Rowling made some interesting comments on Twitter this year, and created a upheaval, but that makes Harry Potter not any less good. Released in 2015, the Harry Potter series is still going strong. This great series is available on Audible. Like complete series. Yes. The entire series. Amen!

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

The epitome of love, compromise, and class struggle, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can and will never get old. Do you know who is narrating it? Well, the beautiful Rosamund Pike, the actress we all fell in love with in the latest Pride and Prejudice movie.

ROMANCE

The Awakening
Nora Roberts

The New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts' new trilogy is the best mix of adventure, romance, and magic. If you're not into pure romance novels and like the twist of some fairies and dragons, you'll enjoy The Awakening and also the next books in the series.  

Headliners
Lucy Parker

Ready to immerse yourself in a fun and classic romantic story? We know we are. In an enemies-to-lovers plot, set in the background of a TV show, the sexy and arrogant male character meets the charming, critical, and fierce female character. And the set is officially on fire. The two TV presenters, unable to bear each other's presence, will fight for their jobs until New Year's Eve. It's ten hours, but we know for sure that you'll go through the book probably in one day and ask for more.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Jenny Bayliss

The twelve days of Christmas, as the name suggests, is a cozy and heartwarming Holiday read. The protagonist Kate finds herself in a serial-dating adventure while counting down the days to Christmas, and it's not going well. And love, as always, shows where it is least expected.

THRILLER/MYSTERY

The Last Monument
Michael C. Grumley

A letter shows up 60 years later, and the receiver vanishes from the face of the earth. Joe Rickards, no matter how hard he tries to unravel the mystery, finds himself baffled, lost, and precisely at where he started. Enough romance? Then, welcome to the dark and cold world of the Jow Rickards, chasing a letter sent by someone who should have been long-dead.

A Time for Mercy - A Jake Brigance Novel
John Grisham

Another gripping novel from the insanely productive writer John Grisham. And, for the ones who know him, one of his famous characters Jack Brigance is making a comeback. Back in 1990, a boy of 16 is accused of murder. Trying to save the boy from the death penalty, Jack put everything at risk, including his family's security. Love Grisham? You'll love this one too.

Life We Bury
Allen Eskens

Fancy a good mystery? Here is one: A writing assignment turns into a nightmare. Joe Talbert, an unassuming college student, finds himself unearthing the mysteries in the life of a war veteran and a convict, Carl Iverson. Iverson lives in a nursing home, where he waits his last days to pass after spending 30 years in prison for murder and rape. After meeting Carl, Joe finds himself immersed in the turmoil of Iverson’s past.  

YOUNG ADULT

The Cousins
Karen M. McManus

It doesn't matter if your teen years are ancient history. A young adult novel can be as good as an adult one, and The Cousins are one of them. A number-one New York Times bestseller, this family story will shake you to the core. We all know family histories are tricky and full of mystery but this one will surely get the price. After meeting their grandmother, the cousins Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah won't be happy about what they will discover. Prepare yourself for a good family drama.  

Midnight Sun
Stephenie Meyer

A twilight fan? Well, this one's for you. Stephenie Meyer is telling the story of Bella and Edward from the vampire's point of view, and you won't be able to get yourself to push the pause button before the book is over. Who doesn't love a vampire love story?

FANTASY

Brushfire - Expeditionary Force Book 11
Craig Alanson

Columbus Day, Freefall, Critical Mass… This is one of the bestseller series in Audible with all books in the series already narrated. A space war, an advanced civilization, and we're losing. So if you'd like to start a journey that is 11 books-long, be our guest. Brushfire is Book 11, and there are 10 to go, well, backwards.

The Midnight Library
Matt Haig

The writer of the Dead Fathers Club, the Radleys, and the Humans continues to bedazzle us with his extraordinary talent. A New York Times bestseller and a Good Morning America Book Club Pick, The Midnight Library is a brilliant, impressive novel about regrets, parallel lives, and making decisions. A library with never-ending shelves, a decision waiting to be made, and another great fantasy novel waiting to be read!

BONUS

The Sandman
Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs

This is a great chance to listen to the original graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs. Sandman, the king of the dreamworld, held captive for so long, returns to the dream world, only to find everything he created was in ruins. Narrated by a series of performers among whom Neil Gaiman himself and the award-winning James McAvoy catch the eye, this is by far the greatest news of 2020. Enjoy! And don't forget to dream!

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