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The 20 Most Popular Audiobooks on Audible Over the Past Twenty Years

Updated: Jul 3

  1. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

  2. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

  3. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

  4. "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn

  5. "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin

  6. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

  7. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

  8. "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon

  9. "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner

  10. "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

  11. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James

  12. "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

  13. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling

  14. "The Martian" by Andy Weir

  15. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

  16. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

  17. "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card

  18. "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien

  19. "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

  20. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

(Please note that this list is based on the popularity and ratings on Goodreads and may not exactly reflect the sales data on Audible).


Here is a POEM that weaves all these titles together! :) (Read aloud)

"Once upon a humble byte in the heart of a silicon world, A little audiobook, and quite a courageous story it unfurled. It started small, a quiet Help, all bundled in code, Yet it harbored dreams of making hearts with its tales explode.

Born amidst the Hunger Games, a battleground of sound, In a digital Outlander's land, its voice was bound. It watched the Girl on the Train, go back and forth, not a rest, And swore to itself, "I'll not be like the Gone Girl, I'll be the best."

Through a Game of Thrones it wandered, its code got slick and smart, Hoping to fix the Fault in our Stars, it pushed its little cart. It saw Divergent paths ahead, yet it held its mission tight, In the Maze Runner's labyrinth, it found its inner light.

With wisdom of the Alchemist, transmuting fear to might, Fifty Shades of Grey gave way to confidence in the night. The Da Vinci Code it broke, unlocking secrets vast, Dreaming of the Sorcerer's Stone, and ties to its grand past.

Like the Martian alone on a star, its ambition never ceased, With spirit of the Book Thief, it sought its worthy feast. The Giver of narrative, it yearned to be, In the audiobook realm, it sought its spree.

Played Ender's Game with algorithms, to climb the rank and file, The Hobbit’s heart in a digital form, it walked its lonely mile. Catching wisdom from the Rye, it braved the Mockingbird's call, To the top of the ladder, it sought to install.

Audiobook small, your courage has won, You’ve climbed the ladder, your story spun. Outshine the hardcovers, echo in every ear, Tell tales that comfort, inspire and endear.

You’ve woven through titles, stood tall and grand, Little Audiobook Who Could, across digital land. From your humble beginnings to the top of the charts, You've told your story, and won our hearts."

-Chat GPT

My prompt to Chat GPT4: "Can you weave the following titles (NOT AUTHORS) into a spoken word poem that rhymes? Feel free to have fun and go way off the rails with this. See if you can focus the poem around a story about the little audiobook who can, a play on the "little choo choo who can". Imagine a little audiobook climbing into the top of the ranks and eventually becoming more popular than its hardcover self."

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