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

Count of Author

Ace Atkins

2

Al Michaels

1

Alex Berenson

12

Alexandra Horowitz

1

Alister MaClean

4

Allan W Eckert

1

Andrew Grant

1

Andrew Gross

4

Andrew Peterson

7

Andy Weir

1

Anne Perry

1

Annie Jacobsen

1

Anthony Horowitz

2

Anthony Zuiker

1

Arthur Conan Doyle / Stephen Frye

1

Audible Original / Martin Sheen

1

Barry Eisler

5

Ben Coes

3

Ben R Rich / Leo Janos

1

Ben Sanders

3

Bill Bryson

4

Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher

1

Billy Jensen

1

Bob Newhart

1

Brad Meltzer

1

Brad Taylor

22

Brad Thor

22

Brian Andrews

6

Brian Freeman

4

Brian Kilmeade & Don Yager

2

Brian Shea

2

Casey Sherman / Michael Tougis

1

CB McKenzie

1

Chris Ewan

3

Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice

1

Christopher Reich

7

Chuck Barrett

1

CJ Box

27

Clive Cussler

12

Clive Cussler - Justin Scott

10

Colin Woodard

1

Collection

1

Craig Johnson

19

Dalton Fury

5

Dan Brown

3

Daniel Friedman

2

Daniel Silva

2

Danny Robbins

1

Darrell Brown

1

David Baldacci

43

David Bellavia

1

David McCullough

2

David Rosenfelt

33

Dean Koontz

1

Dennis Lehane

7

Dick Wolf

1

Don Pendleton

5

Don Winslow

12

Don Yaeger - Mike Pressler

1

Donald Hamilton

18

Donald Westlake

3

Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark

16

Doug Stanton

1

Douglas Preston

2

E. L. James

1

Ed McBain

2

Edgar Rice Burroughs

3

Edmund Morris

4

Elmer Kelton

1

Elmore Leonard

8

Eric Behlm

1

Erik Larson

1

Forest Carter

1

Geoff White, Bernard P Achampong

1

George Pelecanos

3

Graham Moore

2

Hampton Sides

1

Harlan Coben

11

Holly Newson

1

J.R. Rain

1

JA Jance

3

Jack Carr

4

Jack Mars

10

James A McLaughlin

1

James Beltz

4

James Dickey

1

James Lee Burke

33

James McLaughlin

1

James Michener

2

James O Born

4

James Patterson

16

James Patterson - Aaron Tracy - Ryan Silbert

1

James Patterson - Andrew Bourelle

3

James Patterson - Andrew Gross

1

James Patterson - David Ellis

2

James Patterson - Howard Rougan

2

James Patterson - James O Born

7

James Patterson - John Connolly

1

James Patterson - Marshall Karp

7

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

Janet Evanovich & Steve Hamilton

1

Jeffery Deaver

19

Jennifer Ford

1

Joan Druett

1

Joe Drape

1

Joe Kenda

1

John Berendt

2

John Connolly

4

John D MacDonald

7

John Feinstein

1

John Grisham

24

John R Bruning

1

John Sandford

45

John Straley

2

Joseph Finder

7

Joseph Finder, Malcolm Gladwell

1

Joshua Hood

1

JT Patten

1

Karin Slaughter

1

Kenneth C Davis

3

Kevin Rafferty

1

Kirk Mitchell

2

Kyle Mills

2

Larry Correia - Mike Kupari

1

Larry McMurtry

6

Laura Griffin

1

Lauran Paine

3

Lawrence Block

55

Lawrence Sanders

8

Lee Child

29

Lee Child / Karen Slaughter

1

Louis L'Amour

9

LT Ryan

1

Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

1

Margaret Mizushima

6

Mark Dawson

3

Mark Greaney

12

Mark Twain

3

Mason Cross

6

Matt Goldman

3

Matthew Betley

2

Maureen Callahan

1

Micah S Hackler

5

Michael Blake

2

Michael Connelly

43

Michael Crichton

3

Michael Ledwidge

1

Michael Lewis

1

Michael McGarrity

14

Michael Punke

1

Michael Sloan

2

Mike Rowe

1

Mike Ryan

23

Nick Petrie

6

Nick Pirog

9

Nick Sullivan

1

Nigel Travis

1

Parnell Hall

2

Patrick O'Brian

4

Paul Doiron

14

Paul Dorion

1

Paul Garrison

1

Paula Hawkins

1

Paulette Jiles

1

Perry Thomas

1

Peter Bowen

1

Philip Meyer

1

Preston & Child

21

Randall Sullivan

1

Randy Wayne White

23

Ray Hogan

3

Richard Connell

1

Richard Zacks

3

Rober Galbraith

1

Robert B Parker

51

Robert B Parker / Ace Atkins

3

Robert B Parker / Michael Brandman

3

Robert B Parker / Mike Lupica

1

Robert B Parker / Reed Farrel Coleman

6

Robert B Parker / Rober Knot

6

Robert K Tanenbaum

7

Robert Kurson

4

Robert Ludlum

12

Robin Morgan

1

Rory Miller

1

RW Stone

2

Scott McEwen

1

Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar

4

Sean Parnell

2

Spencer Quinn

7

Stephen Hunter

3

Stephine Meyer

1

Steve Hamilton

7

Steve Jackson

4

Steven Pressfield

2

Stuart Woods

67

Suzanne Collins

3

Ted Bell

1

Thomas Perry

22

Tim Dorsey

1

Tim Tigner

4

Tom Bouman

2

Tom Clancy

6

Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood

1

Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

1

Tom Clavin

3

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

17

Grand Total

1311