If you love sci-fi, then this list of audiobooks will keep you on the edge of your seat for weeks! These are some of the best and most highly rated sci-fi audiobooks to listen while you relax, travel or commute!
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After going on a 55 hour long road trip across the United Stated this summer, I can tell you with complete confidence that there is no other way to travel than with a great audiobook playing! When you have something that keeps you on the edge of your seat and listening every second for what will happen next, the seconds, minutes, and hours of the monotonous task fade away between each word of the plot. Instead of another highway mile, load of laundry, or minute stuck in morning commute traffic you are enveloped into a new world where the book has whisked your mind into a place of suspense, action, and adventure.
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I like to read a variety of books but for certain tasks, like super long road trips, or thing like laundry (my least favorite) I really need books that put me on the edge of my seat. Sci-fi never fails there so I put together this list of some of the best and top rated Science Fiction audiobooks out there. Let me know if you have a must-read that I missed in the comments!
Best Sci-Fi Audiobooks
- The X-Files: Cold Cases – This audiobook is brand new, hot off the presses, and so highly anticipated! If you love X-Files it will not disappoint! Mulder, Scully and all of your favorites are back with more extraterrestrials, spaceships, and conspiracy theories at their best. This book will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and loving every minute!
- We Are Legion (We Are Bob)– This is a book that every Science Fiction fan should most definitely read. It pairs adventure with humor in the best way. Bob is a software developer that thinks he is on the way to the easy life when he gets hit by a car and dies. He wakes to find himself back in a world a century later where corpsicles have been declared to be without rights and is uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. A book where safety lies beyond no corner he turns and adventure is everywhere, you will love this page turner.
- Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force– One of the most highly rated books on this list and everything a sci-fi fan could want with science, humor, space exploration and destruction. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns that you don’t expect and just when you think you know what will happen they throw in some humor and make you laugh!
- The Mist– This Stephen King book is super highly rated and if you love mystery and suspense, you will be all in! After a thunderstorm, a mist settles over a quiet Maine town and they find themselves having to fight destruction of the lives they have all known.
- Earth Core– Have you ever wondered what lies deep beyond the crust of the Earth? The answer is incredible wealth for any company that can harbor the technology and resources for getting to it. One company thinks they can, but they more than they bargained for as they dig into the center of the earth.
- Children of Time– As Earth is quickly becoming uninhabitable, what is left of the human race go in search of a place to live to save humanity. What they find is a planet their ancestors left prepped and ready to inhabit, or so they thought, what they find there is a nightmare of it’s own and they find themselves on a collision course to see which race will survive.
- Spoonbenders– This novel takes place on Earth and explores what is real, what is not, and the forces that really bind human kind together. Both the story and performance get great marks in this book.
- Cast Under an Alien Sun– When Joe boards a plane to San Fransisco he doesn’t realize he will never see home again. Instead he finds himself washed up on a beach on another planet. It is inhabited by humans, but they are far from having the level of technology and conveniences we enjoy today. Joe has to see if he can find a will and a way to survive in this land and when he does, he realizes there is so much more to the story of how he got there.
- The X Files Origins: Agents of Chaos– If you are an X-Files fan you may have wondered how Mulder got to become an FBI agent and how Scully came to work with him. This audiobook takes you back and time and reveals that story amidst a plot of murder, suspense, and government conspiracy.
- The Face of the Unknown: Star Trek: The Original Series– Star Trek is one of the classics in the Sci-Fi genre and this audiobook takes you back with the adventures of Captain Kirk and all of your favorites in the original series.
Now you are set with well over 100 hours of great science fiction listening. Make sure to grab your free trial at Audible if you don’t have it yet, then let me know in the comments which book you will read first!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.