Audible Plus Catalog: Full List & Free Access 2020
In August 2020, Audible came up with a brand-new membership plan – Audible Plus. Many audiobook fans got excited about the new plan as it gives unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks at half the price of the regular monthly plan.
However, this new Audible plan comes with a major drawback. Though it gives you unlimited access to Audible Plus Catalog, the list of eligible books in the catalog is limited to only about 11,000.
Audible Premium catalog, on the other hand, has over 500,000 titles. (Check out the article Audible Plus vs Premium Plus for a detailed comparison between the two)
That makes us think whether Audible Plus Plan at $7.95/month is even worth it.
Thankfully, Audible gives you a 30-day free trial to start with. You can use this trial to explore the titles and other benefits of the Audible Plus plan and decide for yourself whether you would like it or not.
But the problem is that the Audible Plus Catalog list is not easily browsable. Even after being a member, one might find it difficult to view the entire list.
In this article, you will know the trick to access the entire list of books on Audible Plus Catalog even without being a member. Besides, you will also be able to sort the list by genre, average rating, language, author, etc.
So, let us dive in…
What is Audible Plus Catalog?
Audible Plus Catalog is a collection of thousands of Audiobooks that an Audible member gets access to without any limitation! This Catalog is available to both Audible Plus and Premium Plus members.
Currently, the Plus Catalog has over 11,000 titles that a member can stream or download to listen to offline. It contains podcasts, Audible Originals, and selected audiobooks.
How to access Audible Plus Catalog List?
To access the Audible Plus Catalog list, simply visit this page on Amazon.com.
If you are using a desktop or a laptop, you will land on a page which might look like this:
If you scroll down, you can see that the ‘Plus Catalog’ filter is checked on the left side of the result page. You can now apply more Filters from the available options to make your result more specific.
For instance, you can choose Department as Mystery, Language as English, Average Customer Review: 4 Stars & Up, etc. and see the customized result.
Similarly, mobile users can also set their filters from the options available above the search results as shown below:
(Please note that books shown in the search result screenshots above may change with time)
If you go through the search result, you will notice that most of the books in the Audible Plus Catalog list are actually Audible Originals and there are a limited number of other good quality audiobooks. And as said earlier, this is one of the major drawbacks of the Audible Plus plan.
But still, you might find a number of good audiobooks on the list. The next section brings to you some examples of such audiobooks.
List of Top-Rated Books in Audible Plus Catalog
The list of books in this section is obtained simply by using the filters mentioned in the above section. Also, only those books which have more than 5,000 overall reviews are considered in this list. You can make your own customized list by following the method above.
Here is a list of some of the top-rated audiobooks in the Audible Plus Catalog:
1. Man's Search for Meaning
Author: Viktor E. Frankl, Narrator: Simon Vance, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From Publisher’s Summary: “Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of, his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man’s primary motivational force is his search for meaning.” Read more on Amazon.com.
2. Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen, Narrator: Rosamund Pike, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy” Read more on Amazon.com.
3. Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup, Narrator: Hugh Quarshie, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “Hugh Quarshie reads the extraordinary autobiography of Solomon Northup. His harrowing true story, first published in 1853, was a key factor in the national debate over slavery prior to the American Civil War, significantly changing public opinion on the topic of abolition. It tells the horrifying tale of Solomon Northup, an educated, free black man living with his wife and children in New York State, whose life takes an appalling turn when he is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery.” Read more on Amazon.com.
4. The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu, Narrator: Aidan Gillen, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.” Read more on Amazon.com.
5. A Christmas Carol
Author: Charles Dickens, Narrator: Tim Curry, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “This version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it’s back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun.” Read more on Amazon.com.
6. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Author: Kim Michele Richardson, Narrator: Katie Schorr, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From Publisher’s Summary: “The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything – everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.
Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.” Read more on Amazon.com.
7. Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley, Narrator: Michael York, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From Publisher’s Summary: “Brave New World is a novel written in 1931 by Aldous Huxley and published in 1932. Set in London in the year AD 2540 (632 A.F.—”After Ford”—in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society.” Read more on Amazon.com.
8. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll, Narrator: Scarlett Johansson, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll’s enduring classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. From the White Rabbit and Mad Hatter to the Cheshire Cat and Queen of Hearts, she imbues each madcap character with a distinct voice and personality that will leave a lasting impression long after the adventure is over.” Read more on Amazon.com.
9. Wuthering Heights
Author: Emily Brontë, Narrators: Joanne Froggatt, Ann Dinsdale – introduction (Author), Rachel Atkins – introduction, Publisher: Audible Studios
From Publisher’s Summary: “In an Audible Exclusive production, Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt gives a powerhouse performance of Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s only published novel. This edition features an exclusive introduction written by Ann Dinsdale, Chief Curator of the Brontë Museum.” Read more on Amazon.com.
10. So You Want to Talk About Race
Author: Ijeoma Oluo, Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From Publisher’s Summary: “In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions listeners don’t dare ask and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.” Read more on Amazon.com.
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