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April 10, 2015

100 Best Audio Books of All Time

While we are celebrating our 10th anniversary here at LearnOutLoud.com, we came up with this list of the 100 best audio books of all time! This least features some of our best-selling and most highly rated audio books, including many Audie Award winners. We tried to focus specifically on titles that were great on audio, including audio original programs (titles not available in book format) and audio books that have great narration. We broke the list up by category and ranked the audio books according to their greatness within each category. Here's the top 100 audio books of all time that we sell on audio download directly through LearnOutLoud.com! Starting with the best self development titles:

SELF DEVELOPMENT: (25 Audio Books)

1. Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

4. Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Read by Eckhart Tolle

6. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

7. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

8. The Goals Program: Setting and Achieving Your Goals by Zig Ziglar

9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

10. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman, Read by Gary Chapman

11. The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, Read by M. Scott Peck

12. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

13. A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

14. Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer

15. 8 Weeks to Optimum Health written and read by Andrew Weil

16. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage by Brene Brown

17. The Mindful Brain by Daniel Siegel

18. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

19. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - Lecture Series by Daniel G. Amen

20. The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

21. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

22. Getting Unstuck by Pema Chodron

23. Walking through the Storm: Living with Cancer Series by HumanMedia.org

24. Take Charge Of Your Mind by John Selby

25. It Works by R.H. Jarrett (for $1.00!)

BUSINESS: (15 Audio Books)

1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

2. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins

5. The 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money by Brian Tracy

6. The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell, read by the author

7. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, read by Stephen J. Dubner

8. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

9. Winning by Jack Welch & Suzy Welch, read by Jack Welch

10. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom written and read by Suze Orman

11. Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, & Rick Warren

12. Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

13. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? written and read by Seth Godin

14. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury, & Bruce Patton

15. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, ready by Malcolm Gladwell

LITERATURE: (20 Audio Books)

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Read by Sissy Spacek

2. The Crucible by Arthur Miller, with a full cast featuring Richard Dreyfuss and Stacy Keach

3. Hamlet: Arkangel Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

4. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Read by Michael York

6. Beloved by Toni Morrison, Read by Toni Morrison

7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

8. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales narrated by Gillian Anderson, LeVar Burton, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Alan Rickman, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, and other great actors

9. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

10. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, read by Donald Sutherland

11. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Read by Patrick Stewart

12. Odyssey of the West I - A Classic Education through the Great Books: Hebrews and Greeks by Professor Timothy B. Shutt

13. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, read by Jeremy Irons

14. The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection Read by Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price

15. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Read by Maya Angelou

16. Plato's Republic with a Full Cast from Agora Publications

17. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

18. Oedipus the King by Sophocles with Full Cast

19. Poems of Rumi ready by Robert Bly & Coleman Barks

20. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, read by Jeremy Irons


1. The Bible: The New Testament Narrated by Gregory Peck

2. The Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler

3. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

4. Do YOU Do It, or Does IT Do You? by Alan Watts

5. Islam, A Short History by Karen Armstrong

6. Mindful Living: A Collection of Teachings on Love, Mindfulness, and Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

7. The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

8. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

9. The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

10. Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing by Jed McKenna

11. Desiring God by John Piper

12. Truth is a Pathless Land by Jiddu Krishnamurti

13. Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential written and read by Joel Osteen

14. Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass

15. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything written and read by Christopher Hitchens

HISTORY: (10 Audio Books)

1. A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4. Great Speeches Of The 20th Century

5. John Adams by David McCullough

6. Reagan in His Own Voice: Ronald Reagan's Radio Addresses

7. A People's History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn, read by Howard Zinn and Matt Damon

8. Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis

9. Sir Winston Churchill: His Finest Hour

10. Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis

BIOGRAPHY: (5 Audio Books)

1. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Narrated by Selma Blair

3. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

4. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

5. Bossypants written and read by Tina Fey

SCIENCE: (5 Audio Books)

1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson

3. Basic Human Anatomy by John K. Young

4. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

5. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins

MISCELLANEOUS: (5 Audio Books)

1. Spanish I (Comprehensive) by Dr. Paul Pimsleur

2. The Story of Classical Music by Darren Henley

3. Aristotle by Thomas C. Brickhouse, narrated by Charlton Heston

4. On Writing written and read by Stephen King

5. David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall