Audiobook Authors

Over the last few years, Audiobooks have become my absolute favorite form of entertainment.  I believe that the combination of a great author and a great narrator create a more immersive experience than any other form of media and this is primarily because your mind creates the scene,  the personalities and the action.  No CGI required.  In any case, I recently realized that over the last few years I've listened to over 1,300 Audiobooks.  One of the challenges when you get to this volume is the constant need to find more quality authors who create content that interests me.  This can be at times a challenge.  So for others, who may be similarly challenged I thought I'd share the list of the 219 authors I've listened to.  I do like to follow authors that have an ongoing series so where you see the higher numbers that's just me following a series.  Brad Thor and his 22 Scott Harvath books is an example.  Stuart Woods and his prolific Stone Barrington series is another.  In short, the number of books I've listened to for a particular author is not an indicator of them being a favorite.  Of course that's not true of Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series, which is what essentially stimulated my path of audiobooks.             


In short, I can't really pick a favorite author and many of the authors on this page are pretty famous and deservedly so.  CJ Box, David Baldacci, William Kent Krueger, Kyle Mills, Mark Greaney, Michael McGarrity, and the list goes on.  However, I will declare, that I'd recommend everyone read anything written by Robert Kurson.  He's a non-fictional author of 4 books and each are terrific.  Crashing Through is one of the most amazing tales you will ever read.  I also think Jack Carr is an up and comer worth watching of you like you action fast and incredible.  Jack has the background and experience to bring a level of realism to the high drama, fiction he creates. 

Author

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A.B. Gunthrie

1

Clive Cussler

13

Jack Carr

4

JT Patten

1

Parnell Hall

2

Thomas Savage

1

Ace Atkins

2

Clive Cussler - Justin Scott

10

Jack Mars

11

Karin Slaughter

1

Patrick O'Brian

4

Tim Dorsey

1

Al Michaels

1

Colin Woodard

1

Jake Lancer

1

Kenneth C Davis

3

Paul Doiron

14

Tim Tigner

4

Alex Berenson

12

Craig Johnson

20

James A McLaughlin

1

Kevin Rafferty

1

Paul Dorion

1

Tom Bouman

2

Alexandra Horowitz

1

Dalton Fury

5

James Beltz

5

Kirk Mitchell

2

Paul Garrison

1

Tom Clancy

6

Alistair MacLean

1

Dan Brown

3

James Dickey

1

Kyle Mills

2

Paula Hawkins

1

Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

1

Alister MaClean

4

Daniel Friedman

2

James Lee Burke

34

Larry Correia - Mike Kupari

1

Paulette Jiles

2

Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

1

Allan W Eckert

1

Daniel Silva

2

James McLaughlin

1

Larry McMurtry

7

Perry Thomas

1

Tom Clavin

3

Andrew Grant

1

Danny Robbins

1

James Michener

2

Laura Griffin

1

Peter Bowen

1

Tom Wood

8

Andrew Gross

4

Darrell Brown

1

James O Born

4

Lauran Paine

4

Philip Meyer

1

Vaughn C. Hardacker

1

Andrew Hunt

1

David Baldacci

45

James Patterson

16

Laurie R King

1

Preston & Child

24

Vince Flynn

14

Andrew Peterson

7

David Bellavia

1

James Patterson - Aaron Tracy

1

Lawrence Block

55

Ralph Compton

4

Vince Flynn - Kyle Mills

7

Andy Weir

3

David McCullough

2

James Patterson - Andrew Bourelle

3

Lawrence Sanders

8

Ralph Cotton

1

W. Bruce Cameron

3

Anne Perry

1

David Morrell

2

James Patterson - Andrew Gross

1

Lee Child

29

Randall Sullivan

1

W.L. Ripley

1

Annie Jacobsen

1

David Ricciardi

2

James Patterson - David Ellis

2

Lee Child / Andrew Child

2

Randy Wayne White

23

Walter Mosley

1

Anthony Horowitz

2

David Rosenfelt

34

James Patterson - Howard Rougan

2

Lee Child / Karen Slaughter

1

Ray Hogan

3

WEB Griffin

15

Anthony Zuiker

1

Dean Koontz

1

James Patterson - James O Born

7

Len Levinson

1

Raymond Thorp - Robert Bunker

1

William Hamilton

1

Archer Mayor

32

Dennis Lehane

7

James Patterson - John Connolly

1

Louis L'Amour

11

Rich Cohen

2

William Kent Krueger

20

Arthur Conan Doyle / Stephen Frye

1

Dick Francis

10

James Patterson - Marshall Karp

7

LT Ryan

1

Richard Connell

1

William Least Heat-Moon

1

Audible Original / Martin Sheen

1

Dick Francis / Felix Francis

1

James Patterson - Michael Ledwidge

10

Marc Cameron

2

Richard Zacks

3

William W Johnstone

178

Barry Eisler

6

Dick Wolf

1

James Patterson - Peter De Jonge

3

Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

1

Rober Galbraith

1

 

 

Ben Coes

3

Don Pendleton

5

James Patterson - Tucker Axum

1

Margaret Mizushima

7

Robert B Parker

51

Ben R Rich / Leo Janos

1

Don Winslow

13

James Rollins

4

Mark Dawson

3

Robert B Parker / Ace Atkins

10

Ben Sanders

3

Don Yaeger - Mike Pressler

1

Janet Evanovich

1

Mark Greaney

13

Robert B Parker / Michael Brandman

3

Bill Bryson

4

Donald Hamilton

19

Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

7

Mark Twain

3

Robert B Parker / Mike Lupica

1

Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher

1

Donald Westlake

3

Janet Evanovich & Steve Hamilton

1

Mason Cross

6

Robert B Parker / Reed Farrel Coleman

6

Billy Jensen

1

Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark

16

Jason Kasper

2

Mathew Betley

1

Robert B Parker / Robert Knot

6

Bob Drury

1

Doug Stanton

1

Jeff Abbott

1

Matt Braun

2

Robert Crais

4

Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

1

Douglas Preston

2

Jeffery B Burton

2

Matt Goldman

3

Robert K Tanenbaum

7

Bob Newhart

1

E. L. James

1

Jeffery Deaver

23

Matthew Betley

2

Robert Kurson

4

Brad Dennison

4

Ed McBain

2

Jennifer Ford

1

Maureen Callahan

1

Robert Ludlum

12

Brad Meltzer

1

Edgar Rice Burroughs

3

Jim Harrison

3

Max Brand

1

Robin Morgan

1

Brad Taylor

25

Edmund Morris

4

Joan Druett

1

Micah S Hackler

5

Rory Miller

1

Brad Thor

23

Edward Abbey

1

Joe Drape

1

Michael Blake

2

RW Stone

2

Brett Battles

7

Elmer Kelton

6

Joe Kenda

2

Michael Connelly

44

Scott McEwen

1

Brian Andrews

6

Elmore Leonard

8

John Berendt

2

Michael Crichton

3

Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar

4

Brian Andrews - Jeffery Wilson

1

Eric Behlm

1

John Connolly

4

Michael Ledwidge

2

Sean Parnell

2

Brian Freeman

4

Eric Berger

1

John D MacDonald

7

Michael Lewis

2

Simon Winchester

1

Brian Kilmeade & Don Yager

2

Erik Larson

1

John E. Dougless

2

Michael McGarrity

14

Spencer Quinn

10

Brian Shea

2

Forest Carter

1

John Feinstein

1

Michael Punke

1

Stephen Hunter

4

C.S. Forester

1

Geoff White, Bernard P Achampong

1

John Grisham

25

Michael Sloan

2

Stephine Meyer

1

Cameron Curtis

1

George Pelecanos

3

John R Bruning

1

Mike Blakely

4

Steve Hamilton

7

Casey Sherman / Michael Tougis

1

Graham Moore

2

John Sandford

46

Mike Rowe

1

Steve Jackson

4

CB McKenzie

1

Hampton Sides

1

John Straley

2

Mike Ryan

23

Steven Pressfield

2

Chris Ewan

3

Harlan Coben

13

Jonathan Kellerman

1

Nick Petrie

6

Stuart Woods

73

Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice

1

Holly Newson

1

Joseph Finder

7

Nick Pirog

10

Suzanne Collins

3

Christopher Reich

7

J.R. Rain

1

Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell

1

Nick Sullivan

1

Taylor Moore

1

Chuck Barrett

1

JA Jance

4

Josh Lanyon

1

Nigel Travis

1

Ted Bell

1

CJ Box

28

JA Johnstone

2

Joshua Hood

3

Owen Wister

1

Thomas Perry

25