Best audiobooks of 2021

Talking book or Audiobooks as they are known have had immense market growth in the last twenty years.

An audiobook is a recording of a book which is read out loud. When a narrator or voice over actor reads the complete text it is termed, unabridged, whereas shorter versions are described as abridged.

Spoken audio recordings of books began almost 90 years ago but has seen vast and sustained growth in the last 40 years.

Since the mid-90s the Audio Publishers Association has run the Audie Awards for audiobooks. For the industry it is their, Oscars ceremony. which is equivalent to the Oscar for the audiobook industry. Normally it runs in conjunction with BookExpo America.

Audio has been helped by advances in technology and particularly by tablets, smartphones and multimedia entertainment systems in cars,.

Many listeners tune in to talking books in their cars, while exercising or while performing mundane tasks like hoovering the carpet.

India is one of the most exciting markets for talking books with possibly the greatest growth potential for audiobooks.

Many people in the cities of India face long commutes and audiobooks are a great way to pass the time.

Many commuters prefer business books to listen to as audio books, though fiction, including crime, espionage, political fiction and thrillers, re an increasingly growing market.

Now Audio books are being made in the various Indian languages. The increase in popularity is also fuelled by the increasingly diverse and high quality fiction being written by Indian authors such as: R.K Narayan, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie, Rohinton Mistry, Ruskin Bond, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Seth, Aravind Adiga and Jhumpa Lahiri.

Idia is a fascinating and vibrant country with great writers who we should all listen to.

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This is a list of some of the best audiobooks in the fiction and thriller genre available on Amazon and Audible:

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Ido Graf – See Glass

Brad Thor – Black Ice #1 New York Times bestseller

Nelson DeMille – The Cuban Affair #1 Washinton Post bestseller

The audiobook by Ken Follett – The Key to Rebecca

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And for my Indian readers:

टॉकिंग बुक या ऑडियोबुक, जैसा कि वे जानते हैं, पिछले बीस वर्षों में बाजार में काफी वृद्धि हुई है।

एक ऑडियोबुक एक किताब की रिकॉर्डिंग है जिसे जोर से पढ़ा जाता है। जब कोई कथावाचक या वॉयस ओवर अभिनेता पूरा पाठ पढ़ता है तो उसे संक्षिप्त कहा जाता है, जबकि छोटे संस्करणों को संक्षिप्त रूप में वर्णित किया जाता है।
किताबों की स्पोकन ऑडियो रिकॉर्डिंग लगभग 90 साल पहले शुरू हुई थी, लेकिन पिछले 40 वर्षों में इसमें व्यापक और निरंतर वृद्धि देखी गई है।
90 के दशक के मध्य से ऑडियो पब्लिशर्स एसोसिएशन ने ऑडियोबुक के लिए ऑडी अवार्ड्स चलाए हैं। उद्योग के लिए यह उनका ऑस्कर समारोह है। जो ऑडियोबुक उद्योग के लिए ऑस्कर के बराबर है। आम तौर पर यह BookExpo America के संयोजन में चलता है।
ऑडियो को प्रौद्योगिकी में प्रगति और विशेष रूप से कारों में टैबलेट, स्मार्टफोन और मल्टीमीडिया मनोरंजन प्रणालियों द्वारा मदद मिली है।
कई श्रोता व्यायाम करते समय या कालीन पर फहराने जैसे सांसारिक कार्यों को करते समय अपनी कारों में बात करने वाली किताबों को देखते हैं।
भारत, टॉकिंग बुक्स के लिए सबसे रोमांचक बाजारों में से एक है, जिसमें संभवतः ऑडियोबुक्स के लिए सबसे बड़ी विकास क्षमता है।
भारत के शहरों में बहुत से लोगों को लंबी यात्रा का सामना करना पड़ता है और ऑडियोबुक समय गुजारने का एक शानदार तरीका है।
कई यात्री व्यावसायिक पुस्तकों को ऑडियो पुस्तकों के रूप में सुनना पसंद करते हैं, हालांकि अपराध, जासूसी, राजनीतिक कथा और थ्रिलर सहित कल्पना, एक तेजी से बढ़ता बाजार है।
अब विभिन्न भारतीय भाषाओं में ऑडियो पुस्तकें बनाई जा रही हैं। लोकप्रियता में वृद्धि भारतीय लेखकों द्वारा लिखी जा रही तेजी से विविध और उच्च गुणवत्ता वाली कथाओं से भी प्रेरित है जैसे: आरके नारायण, नीरद सी चौधरी, मुल्क राज आनंद, खुशवंत सिंह, रूथ प्रवर झाबवाला, अनीता देसाई, सलमान रुश्दी, रोहिंटन मिस्त्री , रस्किन बॉन्ड, उपमन्यु चटर्जी, अमिताव घोष, विक्रम सेठ, अरविंद अडिगा और झुम्पा लाहिड़ी।
इडिया महान लेखकों वाला एक आकर्षक और जीवंत देश है, जिसे हम सभी को सुनना चाहिए।
यह अमेज़ॅन और ऑडिबल पर उपलब्ध फिक्शन और थ्रिलर शैली में कुछ बेहतरीन ऑडियोबुक की सूची है:
एक अमेज़ॅन सहयोगी के रूप में मैं योग्य खरीद से कमाता हूं।
मुझे इस पोस्ट में लिंक के माध्यम से की गई खरीदारी के लिए कमीशन मिलता है। यह आपके द्वारा लिए जाने वाले मूल्य को प्रभावित नहीं करता है।
toking buk ya odiyobuk, jaisa ki ve jaanate hain, pichhale bees varshon mein baajaar mein kaaphee vrddhi huee hai.

ek odiyobuk ek kitaab kee rikording hai jise jor se padha jaata hai. jab koee kathaavaachak ya voyas ovar abhineta poora paath padhata hai to use sankshipt kaha jaata hai, jabaki chhote sanskaranon ko sankshipt roop mein varnit kiya jaata hai.
kitaabon kee spokan odiyo rikording lagabhag 90 saal pahale shuroo huee thee, lekin pichhale 40 varshon mein isamen vyaapak aur nirantar vrddhi dekhee gaee hai.
90 ke dashak ke madhy se odiyo pablishars esosieshan ne odiyobuk ke lie odee avaards chalae hain. udyog ke lie yah unaka oskar samaaroh hai. jo odiyobuk udyog ke lie oskar ke baraabar hai. aam taur par yah bookaixpo amairich ke sanyojan mein chalata hai.
odiyo ko praudyogikee mein pragati aur vishesh roop se kaaron mein taibalet, smaartaphon aur malteemeediya manoranjan pranaaliyon dvaara madad milee hai.
kaee shrota vyaayaam karate samay ya kaaleen par phaharaane jaise saansaarik kaaryon ko karate samay apanee kaaron mein baat karane vaalee kitaabon ko dekhate hain.
bhaarat, toking buks ke lie sabase romaanchak baajaaron mein se ek hai, jisamen sambhavatah odiyobuks ke lie sabase badee vikaas kshamata hai.
bhaarat ke shaharon mein bahut se logon ko lambee yaatra ka saamana karana padata hai aur odiyobuk samay gujaarane ka ek shaanadaar tareeka hai.
kaee yaatree vyaavasaayik pustakon ko odiyo pustakon ke roop mein sunana pasand karate hain, haalaanki aparaadh, jaasoosee, raajaneetik katha aur thrilar sahit kalpana, ek tejee se badhata baajaar hai.
ab vibhinn bhaarateey bhaashaon mein odiyo pustaken banaee ja rahee hain. lokapriyata mein vrddhi bhaarateey lekhakon dvaara likhee ja rahee tejee se vividh aur uchch gunavatta vaalee kathaon se bhee prerit hai jaise: aarake naaraayan, neerad see chaudharee, mulk raaj aanand, khushavant sinh, rooth pravar jhaabavaala, aneeta desaee, salamaan rushdee, rohintan mistree , raskin bond, upamanyu chatarjee, amitaav ghosh, vikram seth, aravind adiga aur jhumpa laahidee.
idiya mahaan lekhakon vaala ek aakarshak aur jeevant desh hai, jise ham sabhee ko sunana chaahie.
yah amezain aur odibal par upalabdh phikshan aur thrilar shailee mein kuchh behatareen odiyobuk kee soochee hai:
ek amezain sahayogee ke roop mein main yogy khareed se kamaata hoon.
mujhe is post mein link ke maadhyam se kee gaee khareedaaree ke lie kameeshan milata hai. yah aapake dvaara lie jaane vaale mooly ko prabhaavit nahin karata hai

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Ido Graf – See Glass

Brad Thor – Black Ice #1 New York Times bestseller

Nelson DeMille – The Cuban Affair #1 Washinton Post bestseller

The audiobook by Ken Follett – The Key to Rebecca

Photo by C D-X on Unsplash

Blowback by Brad Thor

Brad Thor is a #1 New York Times bestselling fiction author. He has written twenty-one thrillers, including Spymaster, Near Dark, Backlash, and The Last Patriot. His plots are intricate and clever and his writing style is utterly engaging.


Blowback is a highly original novel by Brad Thor. Suddenly the greatest danger to the USA becomes a weapon designed to be used to destroy the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago.

Scot Harvath’s career is in freefall as the administration has terminated him. However, the US President has to rehire him if he is to protect America. Harvath heads for the Mediterranean and begins to track a shadowy organization that has been trying to source a weapon that will finally deal with the West and the Americans in particular. Following several heatwaves, a melting glacier has given up a hidden secret. The story has a very international feel as it races through the exotic Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Italy, Switzerland, London and Paris, and Saudi Arabia.

Can the world be saved by Scot Harvath?

Read the Brad Thor book to find out in this truly ground-breaking novel. The book, Blowback, is available as an audiobook, kindle e-book, paperback, and hardback.

If you enjoy the novels of Brad Thor then why not try See Glass by Ido Graf? A political thriller that will blow your mind!

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Hush-Hush by Stuart Woods

Hush-Hush by Stuart Woods has been placed as number 3 on the New York Times bestseller list under combined Print & E-book Fiction. It was placed number 5 on The Washington Post Best Sellers Books USA Today.

Stuart Woods is an enormously prolific writer of fiction. Hush- Hush is a Stone Barrington novel.

Stone Barrington confronts a rival in this fast-paced thriller from this astonishing author who produces four novels a year, many of them New York Times bestsellers. Quite astonishing.

Ready to relax in New York City, an anonymous enemy makes suddenly makes contact with Barrington. The threats are very real and immediate and before Barrington can do something about them the unknown adversaries threats turn very very real.

Assisted by friends and colleagues Barrington is keen to uncover the truth of the adversaries agenda.

Barrington incresingly comes to the realisation that he is in great danger and his adversary is immensely cunning.

Stuart Woods is a well respected and highly talented writer who crafts clever novels with twisting lots that keep a reader guessing.

The book foretold subversion of the US democracy by a President in league with right-wing groups. See the video of See Glass on Vimeo.

The novel See Glass foretold an attack on U.S. democracy by a President. Read more here.

Daylight by David Baldacci

Daylight is the new fiction book by talented writer David Baldacci.

Daylight is the New York Times bestseller and sequel to Long Road to Mercy and A Minute to Midnight . The novel features FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine. Pine hunts for Mercy, her twin sister, becoming embroiled with a military investigators case. It leads into a global conspiracy.

The new book by David Baldacci is a masterpiece of the writing craft that leads the reader through an intricate plot with worldwide implications.

A book which is well worth a read!

Daylight es el nuevo libro de ficción del talentoso escritor David Baldacci.

Daylight es el bestseller del New York Times y la secuela de Long Road to Mercy y A Minute to Midnight. La novela presenta a la agente especial del FBI Atlee Pine. Pine busca a Mercy, su hermana gemela, y se ve envuelta en un caso de investigadores militares. Conduce a una conspiración global.

El nuevo libro de David Baldacci es una obra maestra del oficio de la escritura que guía al lector a través de una intrincada trama con implicaciones mundiales.

¡Un libro que vale la pena leer!

Daylight est le nouveau livre de fiction du talentueux écrivain David Baldacci.

Daylight est le best-seller du New York Times et la suite de Long Road to Mercy et A Minute to Midnight. Le roman présente l’agent spécial du FBI Atlee Pine. Pine est à la recherche de Mercy, sa sœur jumelle, mêlée à une affaire d’enquêteurs militaires. Cela conduit à une conspiration mondiale.

Le nouveau livre de David Baldacci est un chef-d’œuvre de l’art de l’écriture qui guide le lecteur à travers une intrigue complexe aux implications mondiales.

Un livre qui vaut la peine d’être lu!

Daylight ist das neue Fiction-Buch des talentierten Schriftstellers David Baldacci.

Daylight ist der Bestseller der New York Times und die Fortsetzung von Long Road to Mercy und A Minute to Midnight. Der Roman zeigt FBI-Spezialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jagt nach Mercy, ihrer Zwillingsschwester, und wird in einen Fall von Militärermittlern verwickelt. Es führt zu einer globalen Verschwörung.

Das neue Buch von David Baldacci ist ein Meisterwerk des Schreibhandwerks, das den Leser durch eine komplizierte Handlung mit weltweiten Auswirkungen führt.

Ein Buch, das es wert ist, gelesen zu werden!

Daylight ist das neue Fiction-Buch des talentierten Schriftstellers David Baldacci.

Daylight ist der Bestseller der New York Times und die Fortsetzung von Long Road to Mercy und A Minute to Midnight. Der Roman zeigt FBI-Spezialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jagt nach Mercy, ihrer Zwillingsschwester, und wird in einen Fall von Militärermittlern verwickelt. Es führt zu einer globalen Verschwörung.

Das neue Buch von David Baldacci ist ein Meisterwerk des Schreibhandwerks, das den Leser durch eine komplizierte Handlung mit weltweiten Auswirkungen führt.

Ein Buch, das es wert ist, gelesen zu werden!…

Daylight is het nieuwe fictieboek van de getalenteerde schrijver David Baldacci.

Daylight is de bestseller van de New York Times en het vervolg op Long Road to Mercy en A Minute to Midnight. De roman bevat FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine. Pine jaagt op Mercy, haar tweelingzus, die verwikkeld raakt in een zaak van een militaire rechercheur. Het leidt tot een wereldwijde samenzwering.

Het nieuwe boek van David Baldacci is een meesterwerk van het schrijfvak dat de lezer door een ingewikkeld plot leidt met wereldwijde implicaties.

Een boek dat het lezen waard is!

Päivänvalo on lahjakkaan kirjailijan David Baldaccin uusi fiktiokirja.

Päivänvalo on New York Timesin bestselleri ja jatko Pitkälle tielle armoon ja Minuutti keskiyöhön. Romaanissa on FBI: n erityisagentti Atlee Pine. Mänty etsii Mercyä, hänen kaksoissisartaan, sotkeutuen sotilastutkijoiden tapaukseen. Se johtaa maailmanlaajuiseen salaliittoon.

David Baldaccin uusi kirja on kirjoituskoneen mestariteos, joka johtaa lukijan monimutkaisen juoni läpi maailmanlaajuisesti.

Kirja, joka on lukemisen arvoinen!

Daylight è il nuovo libro di narrativa del talentuoso scrittore David Baldacci.

Daylight è il bestseller del New York Times e sequel di Long Road to Mercy e A Minute to Midnight. Il romanzo presenta l’agente speciale dell’FBI Atlee Pine. Pine va a caccia di Mercy, sua sorella gemella, coinvolta in un caso di investigatori militari. Conduce a una cospirazione globale.

Il nuovo libro di David Baldacci è un capolavoro del mestiere di scrittura che guida il lettore attraverso una trama intricata con implicazioni mondiali.

Un libro che vale la pena leggere!

Daylightは、才能ある作家のDavidBaldacciによる新しいフィクションの本です。

Daylightは、ニューヨークタイムズのベストセラーであり、Long Road toMercyとAMinute toMidnightの続編です。 小説はFBI特別捜査官アトリーパインを備えています。 パインは双子の妹であるマーシーを捜索し、軍の捜査官の事件に巻き込まれました。 それは世界的な陰謀につながります。

デイヴィッドバルダッチによる新しい本は、世界的な意味を持つ複雑なプロットを通して読者を導くライティングクラフトの傑作です。

Daylight huwa l-ktieb ġdid ta ‘finzjoni mill-kittieb b’talent David Baldacci.

Daylight huwa l-aqwa bejjiegħ tan-New York Times u segwiment għal Long Road to Mercy u A Minute to Midnight. Ir-rumanz fih l-Aġent Speċjali tal-FBI Atlee Pine. L-arżnu jfittex lil Mercy, oħt it-tewmin tagħha, imdawra b’każ ta ’investigaturi militari. Dan iwassal għal konspirazzjoni globali.

Il-ktieb il-ġdid ta ’David Baldacci huwa kapulavur tal-inġenju tal-kitba li jmexxi lill-qarrej permezz ta’ komplott kumplikat b’implikazzjonijiet mad-dinja kollha.

Ktieb li jiswa jaqra sew!

Dagslys er den nye skjønnlitterære boka av talentfulle forfatteren David Baldacci.

Daylight er New York Times bestselger og oppfølger til Long Road to Mercy og A Minute to Midnight. Romanen inneholder FBIs spesialagent Atlee Pine. Pine jakter på Mercy, tvillingsøsteren hennes, og blir involvert i en militær etterforskersak. Det fører til en global konspirasjon.

Den nye boken av David Baldacci er et mesterverk av skrivehåndverket som leder leseren gjennom et intrikat plot med verdensomspennende implikasjoner.

En bok som er vel verdt å lese!

Daylight to nowa książka fabularna utalentowanego pisarza Davida Baldacciego.

Daylight to bestseller New York Timesa i kontynuacja Long Road to Mercy i A Minute to Midnight. W powieści występuje agent specjalny FBI Atlee Pine. Pine poluje na Mercy, swoją siostrę bliźniaczkę, wplątaną w sprawę wojskowych śledczych. Prowadzi do globalnej konspiracji.

Nowa książka Davida Baldacciego to arcydzieło kunsztu pisarskiego, które prowadzi czytelnika przez zawiłą fabułę o ogólnoświatowych implikacjach.

Książka, którą warto przeczytać!

Daylight é o novo livro de ficção do talentoso escritor David Baldacci.

Daylight é o best-seller do New York Times e a sequência de Long Road to Mercy e A Minute to Midnight. O romance apresenta o agente especial do FBI Atlee Pine. Pine caça Mercy, sua irmã gêmea, envolvendo-se em um caso de investigadores militares. Isso leva a uma conspiração global.

O novo livro de David Baldacci é uma obra-prima da arte da escrita que conduz o leitor por um enredo intrincado com implicações mundiais.

Um livro que vale a pena ler!

Daylight är den nya fiktionboken av den begåvade författaren David Baldacci.

Daylight är New York Times bästsäljare och uppföljare till Long Road to Mercy och A Minute to Midnight. Romanen innehåller FBIs specialagent Atlee Pine. Tall jagar efter Mercy, hennes tvillingsyster, och blir inblandad i ett militärutredningsärende. Det leder till en global konspiration.

Den nya boken av David Baldacci är ett mästerverk av skrivhantverket som leder läsaren genom en invecklad plot med världsomspännande implikationer.

En bok som är väl värt att läsa!

Daylight är den nya fiktionboken av den begåvade författaren David Baldacci.

Daylight är New York Times bästsäljare och uppföljare till Long Road to Mercy och A Minute to Midnight. Romanen innehåller FBIs specialagent Atlee Pine. Tall jagar efter Mercy, hennes tvillingsyster, och blir inblandad i ett militärutredningsärende. Det leder till en global konspiration.

Den nya boken av David Baldacci är ett mästerverk av skrivhantverket som leder läsaren genom en invecklad plot med världsomspännande implikationer.

En bok som är väl värt att läsa!

Daylight yw’r llyfr ffuglen newydd gan yr awdur talentog David Baldacci.

Daylight yw llyfrwerthwr a dilyniant New York Times i Long Road to Mercy a A Minute to Midnight. Mae’r nofel yn cynnwys Atlee Pine, Asiant Arbennig FBI. Mae pinwydd yn hela am Mercy, ei gefaill, yn cael ei frodio ag achos ymchwilwyr milwrol. Mae’n arwain at gynllwyn byd-eang.

Mae’r llyfr newydd gan David Baldacci yn gampwaith o’r grefft ysgrifennu sy’n arwain y darllenydd trwy blot cymhleth gyda goblygiadau ledled y byd.

Llyfr sy’n werth ei ddarllen!

Fiction paperback Bestsellers of 2020

This is my selection of paperback fiction, thriller crime, mystery bestsellers so far in 2020.

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

 

Sea Glass - My best fiction books 2020

See Glass by Ido Graf

 

One Minute Out by Mark Greaney

One Minute Out by Mark Greaney

 

Blindside by James Patterson and James O Born

Blindside by James Patterson and James O. Born

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

 

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Walk The Wire by David Baldacci

 

The 20th Victim  by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

The 20th Victim  by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

 

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

Hideaway by Nora Roberts

 

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

 

The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois

The Summer House by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois

 

Masked Prey by John Sandford

Masked Prey by John Sandford

 

Camino Winds bestseller Grisham

Camino Winds by John Grisham

 

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Near Dark by Brad Thor

 

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the boy from the woods bestseller 2020 Harlan Coben

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

These top fiction novels are the best of the best and are well worth a read. Many of them appear in the Washington Post bestsellers and New York Times bestsellers lists or on Amazon.

Though my main interest is in paperback books. Most of the above novels are available as audiobooks through Audible or one of the other companies or as eBooks.

Many of us are working or not at home, are taking staycations or some even holidays and we are keen to read more in our downtime.

I have tried to give you a wide selection of thriller writers work from both industry giants and relative newcomers.

Reading fiction is a great way to spend your time and to grow.