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 1,000 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 175 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

Count of Author

Ace Atkins

4

Al Michaels

1

Alex Berenson

12

Alexandra Horowitz

1

Alister MaClean

4

Allan W Eckert

1

Andrew Gross

4

Andrew Peterson

7

Andy Weir

1

Anne Perry

1

Anthony Zuiker

1

Arthur Conan Doyle / Stephen Frye

1

Audible Original / Martin Sheen

1

Barry Eisler

5

Ben R Rich / Leo Janos

1

Ben Sanders

3

Bill Bryson

4

Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher

1

Bob Newhart

1

Brad Meltzer

1

Brad Thor

22

Brian Andrews

5

Brian Kilmeade & Don Yager

2

Casey Sherman / Michael Tougis

1

CB McKenzie

1

Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice

1

Christopher Reich

6

Chuck Barrett

1

CJ Box

26

Clive Cussler

12

Colin Woodard

1

Craig Johnson

18

Dan Brown

3

Daniel Friedman

2

Danny Robbins

1

Darrell Brown

1

David Baldacci

41

David Bellavia

1

David McCullough

2

David Rosenfelt

28

Dean Koontz

1

Dennis Lehane

7

Don Pendleton

3

Don Winslow

8

Donald Westlake

3

Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark

12

Doug Stanton

1

Douglas Preston

2

E. L. James

1

Ed McBain

1

Edgar Rice Burroughs

3

Edmund Morris

4

Elmer Kelton

1

Elmore Leonard

8

Eric Behlm

1

Erik Larson

1

Geoff White, Bernard P Achampong

1

Graham Moore

2

Hampton Sides

1

Harlan Coben

11

Holly Newson

1

J.R. Rain

1

Jack Carr

3

Jack Mars

10

James A McLaughlin

1

James Beltz

3

James Dickey

1

James Lee Burke

30

James McLaughlin

1

James Michener

1

James O Born

4

James Paterson - Marshall Karp

1

James Patterson

15

James Patterson - Andrew Bourelle

2

James Patterson - Andrew Gross

1

James Patterson - Howard Rougan

2

James Patterson - James O Born

6

James Patterson - John Connolly

1

James Patterson - Marshall Karp

5

James Patterson - Michael Ledgwidge

10

James Patterson - Peter De Jonge

3

James Patterson - Tucker Axum

1

James Rollins

4

Janet Evanovich

1

Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

7

Jeffery Deaver

19

Jennifer Ford

1

Joan Druett

1

Joe Drape

1

Joe Kenda

1

John Berendt

2

John D MacDonald

7

John Feinstein

1

John Grisham

22

John R Bruning

1

John Sandford

43

Joseph Finder

7

Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell

1

Joshua Hood

1

JT Patten

1

Karin Slaughter

1

Kenneth C Davis

3

Kevin Rafferty

1

Kyle Mills

2

Larry Correia - Mike Kupari

1

Larry McMurtry

6

Lauran Paine

3

Lawrence Block

42

Lawrence Sanders

8

Lee Child

29

Lee Child / Karen Slaughter

1

Louis L'Amour

8

LT Ryan

1

Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

1

Margaret Mizushima

6

Mark Dawson

1

Mark Greaney

11

Mark Twain

1

Mason Cross

6

Matt Goldman

3

Maureen Callahan

1

Michael Connelly

39

Michael Crichton

3

Michael Ledwidge

1

Michael Lewis

1

Michael McGarrity

14

Michael Punke

1

Michael Sloan

1

Mike Rowe

1

Nick Sullivan

1

Nigel Travis

1

Parnell Hall

2

Paul Doiron

14

Paul Garrison

1

Paula Hawkins

1

Philip Meyer

1

Preston & Child

20

Randall Sullivan

1

Randy Wayne White

22

Ray Hogan

3

Richard Connell

1

Rober Galbraith

1

Robert B Parker

13

Robert B Parker / Michael Brandman

3

Robert B Parker / Reed Farrel Coleman

3

Robert K Tanenbaum

7

Robert Kurson

4

Robert Ludlum

11

Robin Morgan

1

Rory Miller

1

Scott McEwen

1

Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar

4

Sean Parnell

2

Spencer Quinn

2

Stephen Hunter

3

Stephine Meyer

1

Steve Hamilton

7

Steve Jackson

4

Stuart Woods

64

Suzanne Collins

3

Ted Bell

1

Thomas Perry

22

Tim Tigner

4

Tom Clancy

6

Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

1

Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

1

Tom Wood

8

Vaughn C. Hardacker

1

Vince Flynn

14

Vince Flynn - Kyle Mills

6

W. Bruce Cameron

3

Walter Mosley

1

WEB Griffin

15

William Kent Krueger

11

Grand Total

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