Announcing Audible’s Most Wished-For Audiobooks of Valentine’s Days Past

Classic Love Poems, Fifty Shades of Grey, and The Nerd’s Guide to
Being Confident among the Top Desired Audible Titles on the Most
Romantic Day of the Year

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the most
wished for audiobooks on Valentine’s Day for the past six years. These
were the titles that the most Audible customers added to their wish
lists on February 14th. In anticipation of this year’s top
titles, Audible has also provided a list of the top ten most searched
romance authors of 2017 to date.

“Our listeners are incredibly passionate about the audiobooks that they
consume voraciously every day of the year, so we are delighted to
spotlight the particular titles that were most on their mind on recent
Valentine’s Days,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “It’s
fun to observe the rich mix of fiction, nonfiction, self-help, romance,
history, thriller, and young adult audiobooks that demonstrate the vast
interests of our customers, even at one particular moment in time. We
are also looking forward to seeing which titles Audible members wish for
most on Valentine’s Day this year!”

The list, divided by year, includes:

2016:

1) How
to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

by Leil Lowndes, narrated by the author and Joyce Bean

2) East
of Eden
by John Steinbeck, narrated by Richard Poe

3) The
Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and
Organizing
by Marie Kondo, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

2015:

1) Fifty
Shades of Grey
by E.L. James, narrated by Becca Battoe

2) Fifty
Shades Darker
by E.L. James, narrated by Becca Battoe

3) Classic
Love Poems
by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, narrated by Richard Armitage

2014:

1) Breakfast
at Tiffany’s
by Truman Capote, narrated by Michael C. Hall

2) The
Nerd’s Guide to Being Confident
by Mark Manson, narrated
by Fleet Cooper

3) Divergent
by Veronica Roth, narrated by Emma Galvin

2013:

1) Touch
& Go
by Lisa Gardner, narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers

2) Guilt
by Jonathan Kellerman, narrated by John Rubinstein

3) Attached:
The New Science of Adult Attachment and how it Can Help You Find – and
Keep – Love
by Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller, narrated by
Walter Dixon

2012:

1) The
Stand
by Stephen King, narrated by Grover Gardner

2) Kill
Shot
by Vince Flynn, narrated by George Guidall

3) The
Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins, narrated by Carolyn
McCormick

2011:

1) The
Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of
the Modern World
by Edward Dolnick, narrated by Alan Sklar

2) The
Secret Soldier
by Alex Berenson, narrated by George
Guidall

3) A
Discovery of Witches
by Deborah Harkness, narrated by Jennifer
Ikeda

2017 AT A GLANCE:

Anticipating what this year’s top titles will be on Valentine’s Day, the
top ten most searched for romance authors of 2017 to date have been:

 
1) Nora Roberts      

5) Ilona Andrews

     

9) Christine Feehan

2) Kristen Ashley

6) Karen Marie Moning

10) Sherilyn Kenyon

3) Diana Gabaldon

7) Molly Harper

4) Nicholas Sparks

8) Patricia Briggs

 

Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in
1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing
audiobook download segment. Audible members downloaded an average of
more than 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new
Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.

ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 325,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio
products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Contacts

Audible.com
Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781
bochnere@audible.com