World Book Day: 10 iconic audiobooks from Audible to celebrate literature

World Book Day: 10 iconic audiobooks from Audible to celebrate literature

The world of audiobooks and their impact on reshaping the literary landscape in India.


Mumbai: In celebration of World Book Day, let's explore the world of audiobooks and their impact on reshaping the literary landscape in India. Whether you're craving on-the-go entertainment or a moment to unwind, Audible guarantees access to literature no matter where life leads you. Here’s a starter pack of iconic and bestselling audiobooks to get you hooked! Whether you're craving a dose of sci-fi, romance, mythology, horror or self-help, we have something to make your everyday grind a lot more interesting.

Sci-Fi/Dystopian Fiction

George Orwell’s 1984

Written by: George Orwell, Joe White - adaptation; Narrated by: Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Scott, Tom Hardy

This recently launched Audible adaptation of George Orwell’s classic remains as relevant today as ever. This audiobook adaptation takes listeners on a chilling journey through a totalitarian world where Big Brother is always watching. With skilled narration and a compelling cast, the story vividly portrays Winston Smith's struggle for freedom in a society dominated by surveillance and control. This adaptation of Orwell's timeless tale will resonate with modern audiences and leave a lasting impact.

The Three-Body Problem

Written by: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu; Narrated by: Daniel York Loh

Liu Cixin's mind-bending sci-fi novel is a thrilling experience in audiobook form! It begins with Ye Wenjie's life-altering experience during China's Cultural Revolution in 1967. Decades later, nanotech engineer Wang Miao is pulled into a perplexing investigation of scientist suicides. His journey uncovers a virtual world tied to the mysterious interactions of three suns, revealing a conspiracy with humanity's fate at stake. It is surely a compelling choice for fans of speculative fiction.


The Hidden Hindu

Written by: Akshat Gupta; Narrated by: Vivek Bhatia

Join Prithvi in a riveting search for Om Shastri, a mysterious middle-aged man who claims to have witnessed all four yugas in Hinduism and even participated in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. As Om unveils his astonishing past and quest for immortals, prepare for a journey that blurs the lines between ancient myths and modern reality, promising surprises at every turn.

The Immortals of Meluha

Written by: Amish Tripathi; Narrated by: Manish Dongardive

Transporting listeners back to 1900 BC, this audiobook dives into the ancient world of the Indus Valley Civilisation, or as its inhabitants called it, the land of Meluha. The story revolves around river Saraswati which is drying up as terrorist attacks from the Chandravanshis plague them. A glimmer of hope lies in an ancient prophecy, a hero emerging in times of great evil. Shiva, drawn to his destiny of duty and love, will he lead the Suryavanshis to victory against evil? Tune in to know more!


Make Epic Money

Written and Narrated by: Ankur Warikoo

If you're looking to master your finances and thrive, Make Epic Money is the audiobook for you. Here, Ankur Warikoo provides the ultimate blueprint for your financial outlook with a no-nonsense approach that cuts through confusing jargon. Drawing on his own experiences of financial highs and lows, he shares practical advice on earning, spending, and making your money work for you! Prepare to achieve your money goals with the valuable strategies and insights offered in this handbook/guide.


Written by: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles; Narrated by: Naoko Mori

Discover the Japanese philosophy of 'ikigai,' which translates to 'a reason to live' or 'a reason to get out of bed in the morning.' This international bestseller will guide you in finding your ikigai and transforming your life. In this audiobook, you will learn how to align your skills, interests, and desires with your ultimate reason for being, leading to a longer and more fulfilling life.


Norwegian Wood

Written by: Haruki Murakami; Narrated by: Adam Sims

Written by renowned author Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood is the story of long-lost love. When Toru Watanabe hears his ex-girlfriend's favourite Beatles song, memories of his past resurface. Set in his student days in Tokyo, he grapples with friendships, romance, and difficult choices. When a new acquaintance, Midori, enters his life, Toru faces a crucial decision: to cling to the past or embrace the possibilities of the future. What will he choose? Listen in to find out!

Dark Matter

Written by: Blake Crouch; Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom

Are you happy with your life? Those are the final words Jason Dessen hears before being made unconscious by a masked abductor. He wakes up to his wife being a stranger, his son never existing, and he's no longer a mere college physics professor. Even if the home he reminisces about truly exists, how could Jason ever find his way back to the family he holds dear? Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human, a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.


That Night

Written by: Nidhi Upadhyay; Narrated by: Aishwarya Singh

‘That Night’ penned by author Nidhi Upadhyay explores the intertwined destinies of Natasha, Riya, Anjali, and Katherine, an extraordinary and inseparable quartet during their college years. Things take a dark turn when they decide to play with an Ouija board one night, leading to the death of Sania. Riya loses her memory, and the group faces fallout from the mysterious events. As undercover spies uncover a terrible crime, they realise there's more to Sania's death than meets the eye.

The Da Vinci Code

Written by: Dan Brown; Narrated by: Jeff Harding

In the quiet corridors of the Louvre, a murder sets off a chain of events uncovering a long-guarded secret. The victim, a prominent member of an ancient society, leaves behind cryptic clues, pushing his daughter and her symbologist friend into a race against time. Tune in to this tale by Dan Brown to uncover the mysteries that surround Robert Langdonas he decodes the messages, unravelling not just the identity of the killer, but also the astonishing truth he was tasked to safeguard!