Audio Book Chart
Audio books give people the ability to download and listen to digital audio books on their iPhones, Android devices, Kindle Fires or MP3 players. There are hundreds of thousands of audio books available, and because they can be listened to at anytime and anywhere, they have become very popular.
Audible has become a leader in the industry, and as part of the Amazon group, their audio book collection is the largest in the world.
Audio book sales reached $1.6 billion in 2013 and are set to rise by around 10% in 2014. With such a rapid rate of growth, we are starting to focus more on audio books as well as e-books and published hard copy books.
So here are the most popular audio books based on sales kin 2014.
5 Best Selling Audio Books Of 2014
1. The Grand Sophy [Unabridged] – Georgette Heyer
This book was voted one of the 400 best novels ever to come out of the 20th century; chosen out of Heyer’s entire oeuvre to represent the best of her work. They made the best choice. Heyer invented a genre, that of the Regency Romance.
The main character, Sophy, is so confident, fun and extremely likeable – she is almost irresistable. It is also one of Heyer’s more complex plots with a number of problems, mostly romantic to be resolved – and it is only in the last few pages that all is made clear.
2. Gone Girl: A Novel [Unabridged] – Gillian Flynn
“Gone Girl” is the kind of book that compels you to read even when you DON’T have time. If you appreciate skillful writing, it will hook you like an addiction. You will resent distractions, ignore the phone, postpone making dinner in order to stay with it. It’s that much fun to read, I promise.
3. A Nail Through The Heart: A Poke Rafferty Thriller [Unabridged] – Timothy Hallinan
This an excellent book and has something for everyone over 18, especially males. This book captures all of the exotic ambiance of Bangkok– the good, the bad, and the ugly– while taking you on a world class thrill-ride. It pulls you in from page one and leaves you hanging at the end of the bonus material, waiting with baited breathe for the pending release of the next book in the series.
4. The Maze Runner: Maze Runner, Book 1 [Unabridged] – James Dashner
The book will keep you guessing and even at the end when you think its all resolved you will want to go to the next book just to see what happens.
5. Burn [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition] – James Patterson
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge have again teamed up to create another Michael Bennett thriller, Burn. This installment may very well scorch the Patterson fans’ avid appetite, as this rousing novel follows two intense cases.