What Is The Longest Books on Audible? The 20 Longest Books

Although there are many books that can be heard on audible and some of them very lengthy, this site only has one.

The Holy Bible was that book. This is not surprising to anyone who has ever read the entire book. It’s a large volume that contains stories, gospels, teachings and other information about Christ.

While there have been many interpretations of this text over the years, the King James Version is still the most popular. This is also the version that you will find on Amazon and Audible.

In descending order, here are the 20 top books on Audible.

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These are the 20 longest books on Audible

1. Holy Bible King James Version

  • Narrated by David Cochran Heath, and published in Christian audio
  • Listening Time: 1 minute and 72 hours
  • It is unabridged
  • Date of Audible Release: July 8, 2015

Holy Bible is one of most controversial and highly debated holy texts.

The King James Version is one of the most loved and desired translations of this text. It has been shaping Christianity and Christians for hundreds of years.

Listen now to the historical holy text, with all of David Cochran’s warmth and clarity.

2. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

  • Frederick Davidson narrates and Blackstone Audio publishes the narration
  • Listening Time: 61 hours, 6 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • The Audible release date is January 21, 2005

War and Peace has been loved and is frequently referred too as the most beautiful novel of all time. It’s a story everyone should see at least once in his or her lifetime.

This is not just a chronological epic about the Napoleonic Wars, it’s also a philosophical exploration of the Russian spirit.

The core of this story is to make you reflect on your role in the history and encourage you to look inward.

3. Truman David McCullough

  • Narrated by Nelson Runger and published by Simon & Shuster Audio
  • Listening length: 53 hours and 11 seconds
  • It is unabridged
  • The Audible release date is April 11, 2011,

Biography of Harry S. Truman (33rd President)

Truman gives a detailed and unexpected look at an outstanding American Citizen before he is elected President of our great country.

Expect to be transported to Truman’s childhood, his transformation due to the war in 1918, and the beginnings of a great president.

4. Rome’s First Man Collen McCullough

  • Narrated by David Ogden Stiers and published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Listening time: 41 hours and 14 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • February 18, 2013, Audible release date

To be first man in Rome was a high honor.

Two men aspired to become the first man in Rome, The First Man in Rome.

Two people without the right social standing struggle to get the former to join their ancient civilization.

6. The Company: A New Novel from the CIA Robert Littell

  • Scott Brick narrates the story, which was published by Phoenix Books.
  • Listening Time: 41 hours, 22 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • April 10, 2002 – Audible release date

The Company, a tale about the CIA told from insiders’ perspective, tells the story a mole hunt within the CIA M16 and KGB as well as the Mossad.

You will be entertained from the beginning, through a variety of twists.

This story tells the tale in an Alice in Wonderland-style of intrigue and espionage.

6. There is no ordinary time: Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Home Front during World War II Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • Narrated by Nelson Runger and published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Listening length: 39 hours and 14 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • April 4, 2011: Audible release date

This book describes the transformation of the 1940s ununified, isolated United States into a united nation under Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt made the United States the economic and political power it is today.

The complete story behind how the nation came together under the banner of democracy is told in No Ordinary Time, which uses interviews and diaries.

7. Walking with Destiny with Churchill Andrew Roberts

  • Stephen Thorne Narrated and Published By Penguin Audio
  • Listening Time: 51 hours and 28 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • November 6, 2018, Audible release date

Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a fascinating look at Winston Churchill and the ways he assisted the United Kingdom in one of its most turbulent times. Roberts uses a novel approach to tell the story of Churchill’s life.

8. Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens

  • Simon Vance narrates and Blackstone Audio publishes
  • Listening Time: 31 hours 15 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • April 24, 2006 – Audible release date

Charles Dickens, the legendary author of Our Mutual Friend published Our Mutual Friend in 1923.

The ages have caused the text to lose pages and the pictures to be of poor quality.

But, the faithful reproduction of this image was executed in a professional way. It is culturally very important.

John Harmon was to have returned to London with a substantial inheritance from his estranged father. The murder is the story of John Harmon.

9. A Clash of Kings: Book II, Song of Ice and Fire: A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin

  • Roy Dotrice narration, published by Random House Audio
  • Listening time 37 hours 12 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • December 28, 2003, Audible Release Date

A Clash of Kings is the second in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It continues the story of Westeros’ conquest of power.

Following the rulers of the seven kingdoms, as they vie for the seat of power in King’s landing, the story is told from the perspective of the main characters as they make their way across the land in search of fame, fortune, and power.

10. Lonesome Dove Larry McMurtry

  • Lee Horsley narrates the story, which was published by Phoenix Books.
  • Listening Time: 3 hours, 47 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • Release date for Audible: December 31, 2017.

Lonesome Dove’s third installment of The Lonesome Dove Tetralogy tells the story of America’s last wild wilderness.

The story, set in the Wild West, is about love, adventure and lust. You will be captivated by an incredible cast of characters.

Beautifully written, dramatic story that will stay with you for many years.

11. Wealth of Nations Adam Smith

  • Gildart Jackson narrates the story and Tantor Audio publishes it.
  • Listening length: 35 hours and 43 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date January 11, 2011,

The Wealth of Nations is commonly regarded as the foundation of modern economic thought. It introduced the concept of capitalism and economics to the entire world. This idea we continue to use today.

This collection categorized five books expanding on Smith’s ideas and concepts.

12. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal narrates the story and Audible Studios publishes it.
  • Listening Time: 35 hours, 35 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: July 12, 2016,

Anna Karenina is a classic tale by Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace author. This audiobook tells the story of doomed love. Generations of listeners have enjoyed this story and its setting.

It’s not only the story’s heroine that is appealing, it is also the thought-provoking and underlying question on how to live an fulfilled life.

13. Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dusevsky

  • Frederick Davidson narrates and Blackstone Audio publishes the narration
  • Listening Time: 35 hours and 52 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: October 8, 2009.

Brothers Karamazov is a story that explores the worst of human nature, and the protagonist doesn’t hesitate to confront the horrifying horrors he encounters. Karamazov’s story is told through the eyes of its four protagonist brothers.

14. Samuel Johnson: The Life James Boswell

  • Blackstone Audio publishes narrations by Bernard Mayes
  • Listening Time: 53 hours and 39 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: June 26, 2017,

Boswell takes a different approach to biography and portrays Samuel Johnson more like he is real. The Life of Samuel Johnson is a more detailed portrait of Samuel Johnson than any biography.

15. Nicholas Nickelby Charles Dickens

  • Simon Vance narration, published by Blackstone Audio
  • Listening time: 31 hours, 20 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: February 15, 2007.

Charles Dickens is the author of one the greatest theatrical stories.

Nicholas Nickelby, a 19-year-old English boy, tells Nicholas’ story. He must overcome hardship and find his way to the top.

This tale, at its heart, is an imaginative triumph. It’s full of quirky characters and settings.

16. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Book 1 George R. R. Martin

  • Roy Dotrice is the narrator. Random House Audio produced it.
  • Listening Time: 33 hours, 46 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • Date of Audible Release: December 9, 2003

A Game of Thrones (the first book of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga) sets the stage for the great tale of love and loss as well as conquest.

This is the first book, told through the eyes of the leaders of the seven noble Houses of Westeros. You will find yourself immersed from the very first page.

17. American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 William Manchester

  • Grover Gardner is the narrator. Blackstone Audio produced it.
  • Listening length: 31 hours and 53 mins
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: November 5, 2008.

American Caesar, a fascinating portrait of a historical figure is crafted by Manchester. It’s meticulously researched and written with great skill. You will find this riveting tale fascinating and will not be disappointed. It is a catalog of the military genius Douglas MacArthur.

18. Fountainhead Ayn Rand

  • Blackstone Audio recorded Christopher Hurt’s narration.
  • Listening Time: 32 Hours and 2 Minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • Audio Release Date: November 2, 2007,

Through the tale of an aspiring young architect, The Fountainhead is fighting for individualism.

The struggle to maintain personal integrity and independence in a world where conformity is valued can become inescapable.

Rand’s story will keep your attention from start to finish, following a series of fascinating characters.

19. Underworld: A Novel Don DeLillo

  • Narrated by Richard Poe and published by Simon & Shuester Audio
  • Listening time: 3 hours 22 minutes
  • It is unabridged
  • April 4, 2011, Audible release date

Underworld begins with a ball game. The reader is unaware that the Soviets just test an atomic bomb at this point.

Although it may seem insignificant, this baseball story features Nick and Klara.

This is at its core the story of women and men together, and it is echoed in the Cold War’s overarching conflict.

20. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray

  • John Castle narrates and Audible Studios publishes the narration
  • Listening length: 31 hours and one minute
  • It is unabridged
  • The Audible release date is February 9, 2009

First printed in 1849, Vanity Fair is agreeably Thackerya’s most famous novel, and it isn’t hard to see why.

This story has many great parts. It is told by an inexplicable narrator who was unpopular at the time.

This tale tells about Emmy Sedley (Becky Sharp) and their experiences during the Napoleonic Wars.

It is told as a comedy and full of irony.

Final thoughts

These are the longest 20 books available on Audible.

These books have a wealth of knowledge and stories that I trust will keep you interested as much as mine.

Now, it’s time to enjoy delving deep into these stories, as they are as fascinating as they are long.

Keep in mind, Audible, you’ll get your first book for free!