We've Compiled a List of the Top 100 Best Audiobooks of 2022

Are you looking for the best audiobooks from 2022? Look no further! Our team has compiled a list of the top 100 most intriguing, captivating stories released in 2022. Whether you're searching for a fun and exciting listen or an emotionally driven novel, there is something on our list to satisfy any listener's tastes. Our rankings take into account listener reviews, recommendations and 2022 sales volume to ensure that each audiobook is sure to be worth your time. So without further ado, let’s dive into our select list of the most incredible audio stories released in 2022!

Statistics for Best Audiobooks of 2022

Total Audiobooks in this Category:

100 audiobooks

Total Authors in this Category:

120 authors

Average Audiobook Length:

10.20 hours

Average Audiobook Rating:

4.50/5

Audiobooks in the Top 50:

4

The Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the Worlds Most Famous Mind Control Course Audiobook, by José Silva

Author: José Silva, Philip Miele

Narrator: Gary Tiedemann, Zac Aleman

Audio Length: @1x speed 6.00 hours
@1.5x speed 4.00 hours
@2x speed 3.00 hours

Overall Rating: 4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 54.285714 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.142857 out of 54.142857 out of 54.142857 out of 54.142857 out of 54.142857 out of 5

The Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World's Most Famous Mind Control Course Audiobook

Since 1966, a self-made man named Jose Silva has spread his message to over 5,000,000 people worldwide. The message: within our minds is the power to solve any problem, overcome any difficulty, and reach a consistent level of dynamic well-being. Based on the Silva meditation technique - carefully taught in this program - you will learn:

  • How to break addictions and destructive habits permanently.

  • How to undo the negative patterns established earlier in your life.

  • The principles that will reveal the extraordinary power of your mind.

  • How to overcome the stress of modern life.

  • The natural rhythm of life - that can help you overcome any crisis.

  • How to use your untapped mental energy in your career, business or financial life - and to understand the true meaning of success.

“I have heard good things about this book. Reading it, I can ONLY recommend it even more. Absolutely fantastic read, every one should be aware of these facts.”

— EddieCr
Long Shadows Audiobook, by David Baldacci

Author: David Baldacci

Narrator: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy

Audio Length: @1x speed 12.00 hours
@1.5x speed 8.00 hours
@2x speed 6.00 hours

Overall Rating: 4.866666 out of 54.866666 out of 54.866666 out of 54.866666 out of 54.866666 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.933333 out of 54.933333 out of 54.933333 out of 54.933333 out of 54.933333 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.733333 out of 54.733333 out of 54.733333 out of 54.733333 out of 54.733333 out of 5

Long Shadows Audiobook

The latest riveting thriller in David Baldacci's #1 New York Times bestselling Memory Man series. 

“David Baldacci does it again and Long Shadows is truly a must-hear experience. Right off the bat, you're thrown into an intense and adrenaline-filled story narrated by top-notch talent. The characters are fully realized and the plot moves along at a brisk pace, leaving you wanting more. The audio production quality is excellent and it really feels like you are in the middle of all the action and drama as it unfolds. The plot itself draws on both present-day dilemmas as well as some older issues to create a thrilling storyline that keeps you guessing until the very end. Long Shadows is an exciting listen that will keep you hooked throughout its entire runtime thanks to plenty of suspense, intrigue and action around every corner!”

— S.D.
The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller Audiobook, by John Grisham

Author: John Grisham

Narrator: Michael Beck

Audio Length: @1x speed 17.25 hours
@1.5x speed 11.50 hours
@2x speed 8.63 hours

Overall Rating: 4.470588 out of 54.470588 out of 54.470588 out of 54.470588 out of 54.470588 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 54.5625 out of 5

The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller Audiobook

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today

 

John Grisham returns to Mississippi with the riveting story of two sons of immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Grisham’s trademark twists and turns will keep you tearing through the pages until the stunning conclusion.

For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia.

 

Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

 

Life itself hangs in the balance in The Boys from Biloxi, a sweeping saga rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters.

Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!

“This audiobook is read with great conviction and clarity – each scene feels almost cinematic. Every emotion and feeling is perfectly conveyed which makes it easy for listeners to empathize with each character's plight. The pacing is also spot on; the narrator gives enough time for listeners to take every detail in before moving on to the next scene. John Grisham does an amazing job of painting a vivid picture of Biloxi through his words, making it easy for listeners to visualize exactly what he's describing. He also paints a complex portrait of morality and human nature – showing how even those closest can become enemies when faced with a difficult decision. All things considered, The Boys from Biloxi is an incredible audiobook which will leave its listeners spellbound until the very end!”

— Thomas S.
Fairy Tale Audiobook, by Stephen King

Author: Stephen King

Narrator: Stephen King, Seth Numrich

Audio Length: @1x speed 24.00 hours
@1.5x speed 16.00 hours
@2x speed 12.00 hours

Overall Rating: 4.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.764705 out of 54.764705 out of 54.764705 out of 54.764705 out of 54.764705 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 54.705882 out of 5

Fairy Tale Audiobook

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle.

Early in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make you happy?”

“As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”

“I loved this audiobook but I'll keep this review short and sweet. Fairy Tale is an amazing story that will keep you glued to your headphones until its thrilling conclusion. Only a writer of Stephen King's caliber could have come up with this fantastic story! With wonderful narration and captivating writing, this audio book is sure to take you on an incredible adventure you won't soon forget! Very highly recommended!”

— Tim P.
Desert Star Audiobook, by Michael Connelly

Author: Michael Connelly

Narrator: Peter Giles, Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.50 hours
@1.5x speed 6.33 hours
@2x speed 4.75 hours

Overall Rating: 4.444444 out of 54.444444 out of 54.444444 out of 54.444444 out of 54.444444 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.388888 out of 54.388888 out of 54.388888 out of 54.388888 out of 54.388888 out of 5

Story Rating: 3.833333 out of 53.833333 out of 53.833333 out of 53.833333 out of 53.833333 out of 5

Desert Star Audiobook

LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family.

A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

First priority for Ballard is to clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could shutter it again—the victim was his sister. When Ballard gets a “cold hit” connecting the killing to a similar crime, proving that a serial predator has been at work in the city for years, the political pressure has never been higher. To keep momentum going, she has to pull Bosch off his own investigation, the case that is the consummation of his lifelong mission.

The two must put aside old resentments and new tensions to run to ground not one but two dangerous killers who have operated with brash impunity. In what may be his most gripping and profoundly moving book yet, Michael Connelly shows once again why he has been dubbed “one of the greatest crime writers of all time” (Ryan Steck, Crimereads).

“I recently had the pleasure of listening to "Desert Star" by Michael Connelly and I was absolutely blown away! This audiobook is an excellent choice for anyone who loves thrilling crime stories with plenty of mysterious twists. The 3 narrators' performances were top-notch and I feel each reader was perfect for this novel (Titus especially - big fan of the Harry Bosch TV series). The plot is exciting and unpredictable, filled with twists and turns that kept me on edge throughout the 9 hours. I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a thought-provoking story full of intrigue and suspense!”

— K1Ken
Finding Me: A Memoir Audiobook, by Viola Davis

Author: Viola Davis

Narrator: Viola Davis

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.25 hours
@1.5x speed 6.17 hours
@2x speed 4.63 hours

Overall Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5

Finding Me: A Memoir Audiobook

Winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording!

Audie Award Winner for Audiobook of the Year!

Narrated by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

“Finding Me by Viola Davis is an audiobook like no other. It's an inspiring memoir of redemption and growth, narrated masterfully by its author. Viola Davis has created a captivating journey for her listeners, one that will leave you emotionally moved and inspired to take on life's challenges. Viola Davis' narration of Finding Me is incredibly powerful and moving. Not only does Finding Me make for an amazing listening experience, but it also serves as an excellent tool for personal transformation themselves; each chapter provides actionable advice which if followed can help listeners achieve their own goals in life while developing greater empathy towards others in their lives too! In short, Finding Me is an inspiring book written and narrated wonderfully by Viola Davis – I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to find strength within themselves or just seeking a good listen!”

— JanellesMom
The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization Audiobook, by Peter Zeihan

Author: Peter Zeihan

Narrator: Peter Zeihan

Audio Length: @1x speed 16.75 hours
@1.5x speed 11.17 hours
@2x speed 8.38 hours

Overall Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 54.916666 out of 5

The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization Audiobook

2019 was the last great year for the world economy.

For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days - even hours - of when you decided you wanted it.

America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping it going.

Globe-spanning supply chains are only possible with the protection of the U.S. Navy. The American dollar underpins internationalized energy and financial markets. Complex, innovative industries were created to satisfy American consumers. American security policy forced warring nations to lay down their arms. Billions of people have been fed and educated as the American-led trade system spread across the globe.

All of this was artificial. All this was temporary. All this is ending.

In The End of the World is Just the Beginning, author and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan maps out the next world: a world where countries or regions will have no choice but to make their own goods, grow their own food, secure their own energy, fight their own battles, and do it all with populations that are both shrinking and aging.

The list of countries that make it all work is smaller than you think. Which means everything about our interconnected world - from how we manufacture products, to how we grow food, to how we keep the lights on, to how we shuttle stuff about, to how we pay for it all - is about to change.

A world ending. A world beginning. Zeihan brings readers along for an illuminating (and a bit terrifying) ride packed with foresight, wit, and his trademark irreverence. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

“Peter Zeihan takes a generally boring subject matter, that of upcoming economic reality, and makes it both interesting and funny to some degree. His basic premise that the global economy has peaked, and is rapidly declining, meets with his predicted results. Many thing will change, most of them for the worse, but the world, at least most of it will remain intact. Get ready for a bumpy ride”

— GWL
It Starts with Us: A Novel Audiobook, by Colleen Hoover

Author: Colleen Hoover

Narrator: Olivia Song, Colin Donnell

Audio Length: @1x speed 8.75 hours
@1.5x speed 5.83 hours
@2x speed 4.38 hours

Overall Rating: 4.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 54.928571 out of 5

It Starts with Us: A Novel Audiobook

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just settled into a civil coparenting rhythm when she suddenly bumps into her first love, Atlas, again. After nearly two years separated, she is elated that for once, time is on their side, and she immediately says yes when Atlas asks her on a date.

But her excitement is quickly hampered by the knowledge that, though they are no longer married, Ryle is still very much a part of her life—and Atlas Corrigan is the one man he will hate being in his ex-wife and daughter’s life.

Switching between the perspectives of Lily and Atlas, It Starts with Us picks up right where the epilogue for the “gripping, pulse-pounding” (Sarah Pekkanen, author of Perfect Neighbors) bestselling phenomenon It Ends with Us left off. Revealing more about Atlas’s past and following Lily as she embraces a second chance at true love while navigating a jealous ex-husband, it proves that “no one delivers an emotional read like Colleen Hoover” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author).

“I absolutely loved this audiobook! The heartwarming prose from Colleen Hoover is a masterful blend of wit, emotion and insight. In this audiobook, her words come alive in vivid detail thanks to Colin Donnell's and Olivia Song's powerful performances that illuminate each character they portray. Their skillful delivery brings out every nuance in the dialogue while capturing the overall atmosphere presented in the text. It's a wonderful story full of warmth and genuine human connection - greatly recommended!!!”

— Ami 9
The Maid: A Novel Audiobook, by Nita Prose

Author: Nita Prose

Narrator: Lauren Ambrose

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.50 hours
@1.5x speed 6.33 hours
@2x speed 4.75 hours

Overall Rating: 4.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 5

The Maid: A Novel Audiobook

A charmingly eccentric hotel maid discovers a guest murdered in his bed. Solving the mystery will turn her once orderly world upside down in this utterly original debut. “Smart, riveting, and deliciously refreshing . . . a murder mystery with tremendous heart.”—Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Family Upstairs Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life’s complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection. But Molly’s orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what’s happening, Molly’s unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it’s too late? A Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.

“This is a wonderful novel and the narration by Lauren Ambrose is truly outstanding. Her voice is warm and inviting as she manages to make even the darkest moments sound hopeful and uplifting. She lends such warmth and complexity that you can really feel her emotions when difficult moments arise in this story. Nita Prose and Lauren Ambrose have created an incredibly powerful listening experience that I literally could not stop listening to until it was over!”

— Mandy B13
A Billion Years: My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology Audiobook, by Mike Rinder

Author: Mike Rinder

Narrator: Mike Rinder

Audio Length: @1x speed 14.25 hours
@1.5x speed 9.50 hours
@2x speed 7.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 54.90909 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 54.818181 out of 5

A Billion Years: My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology Audiobook

One of the highest-ranking defectors from Scientology exposes the secret inner workings of the powerful organization in this remarkable memoir.

Mike Rinder’s parents began taking him to their local Scientology center when he was five years old. After high school, he signed a billion-year contract and was admitted into Scientology’s elite inner circle, the Sea Organization. Brought to founder L. Ron Hubbard’s yacht and promised training in Hubbard’s most advanced techniques, Mike was instead put to work swabbing the decks.

Still, Rinder bought into the doctrine that his personal comfort was secondary to the higher purpose of Hubbard’s world-saving mission, swiftly rising through the ranks. In the 1980s, Rinder became Scientology’s international spokesperson and the head of its powerful Office of Special Affairs. He helped negotiate Scientology’s pivotal tax exemption from the IRS and engaged with the organization’s prominent celebrity members, including Tom Cruise, Lisa Marie Presley, and John Travolta.

Yet Rinder couldn’t shake a nagging feeling that something was amiss—Hubbard’s promises remained unfulfilled at his death, and his successor, David Miscavige, was a ruthless and vindictive man who did not hesitate to confine many top Scientologists, Mike among them, to a makeshift prison known as the Hole.

In 2007, at the age of fifty-two, Rinder finally escaped Scientology. Overnight, he became one of the organization’s biggest public enemies. He was followed, hacked, spied on, and tracked. But he refused to be intimidated and today helps people break free of Scientology.

In A Billion Years, the dark, dystopian truth about Scientology is revealed as never before. Rinder offers insights into the religion that only someone of his former high rank could provide and tells a harrowing but fulfilling story of personal resilience.

“Great audiobook and highly recommended for an insider's scoop on this insidious organization. Mike relates the harrowing tale of his life in L. Ron Hubbard's fake navy and how his family cruelly disowned him when he escaped (Google "Scientology disconnection"). This was a fine addition to my library and all I can add beyond that is that Scientology should not be tax exempt!”

— Keith R6

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