9 Great New Audiobook Releases in November 2018

The clocks have changed here in Europe, the days are getting shorter! On top of that, most of our readers will also be experiencing colder days, perfect for audiobook lovers (except you Australia)!

Are you currently debating which audiobook to listen to next? If so, you should definitely check out our list for new releases in November! It’s packed full of top titles!

All of the audiobooks that we have featured can be bought and listened to on Audible. Before you use your monthly credit make sure you see this list. For all of the readers with a Scribd membership, you will have access to four of these titles and we’ll highlight which these are below.

New Audiobooks For November

Book description from each publisher presented in italics and inside the quotation marks.

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

We’re sure that some of you audiophiles will have already pre-ordered this next audiobook. The Becoming audiobook from Michelle Obama will most likely be one of the best memoirs of the year. Her memoir is a deep and true look into all aspects of her life. Just like her husband she has narrated the book herself, which will make listeners appreciate it more we feel.

“…In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.”

Narrator – Michelle Obama
Release date – 13/11/2018
Length – 13 hours

Becoming Audiobook

2. Heroes by Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry’s love for books and audiobooks just keeps on giving. Like Mythos, Heroes has been written and narrated by Fry himself which will undoubtedly add to the reading. We’re sure that the Heroes audiobook will live up to the expectations that it has after the success of Mythos.

“Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta – who was raised by bears – outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of – at our worst and our very best.”

Narrator – Stephen Fry
Release Date – 01/11/2018
Length – 15 hours

Heroes Audiobook

3. Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin

This next new audiobook release is for all of the Game of Thrones lovers. The Fire and Blood book is set centuries before the story that took place in A Game of Thrones. With all of the unanswered questions that us the fans have, Fire and Blood is here to make sense of these.

“…Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle…”

Narrator – Simon Vance
Release date – 20-11-18
Length – 26 hours and 24 minutes

Fire and Blood Audiobook

4. Listening to the Animals by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Calling all animal lovers, which is almost everyone, right? You may already know Professor Noel Fitzpatrick from his TV show, The Supervet, that has only grown in popularity since starting back in 2014. Well, now he has released his own book and narrated the audiobook too. Fitzpatrick’s memoir is called Listening to the Animals. November just keeps bringing more great audiobooks!

“Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel’s childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog Pirate providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science – and set him on the path to becoming The Supervet.

Noel has listened to the many lessons that the animals in his care have taught him, and especially the times he has shared with his beloved Keira, the scruffy Border Terrier who has been by Noel’s side as he’s dealt with the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of his extraordinary career…”

Narrator – Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
Release date – 15/11/18
Length – 10 hours

Listening to the Animals Audiobook

5. Battle Scars by Jason Fox

Jason Fox is an ex-member of the British Special Forces. After serving for ten years in the Specials Forces brotherhood he has now written a book about his time in service. His story is 100% true, an eye-opening account for anyone interested in the undercover services.

“Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions.

Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military, and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end…”

Narrator – Jason Fox
Release date – 01/11/18
Length – 7 hours and 1 minute

Battle Scars Audiobook

6. Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

David Baldacci’s Long Road to Mercy is the first in a new series that follows the FBI agent, Atlee Pine. If you are already a fan of Baldacci’s work then this new action thriller may be perfect for those cold, gloomy winter days and nights!

“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.

It’s seared into Atlee Pine’s memory: the kidnapper’s chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared.

She never saw Mercy again.

Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She’s the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon.

So when one of the Grand Canyon’s mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she’s abruptly called off the case.

If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it…”

Narrator – Kyf Brewer & Brittany Pressley
Release Date – 15/11/2018
Length – 11 hours and 9 minutes

Long Road to Mercy Audiobook

7. Past Tense by Lee Child

Past Tense is the next audiobook in the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. Reacher is now on the hunt to find out about his father’s heritage, which seems like it isn’t going to be as straightforward as he first thought. Definitely one for all of the readers that have kept up with the Jack Reacher series so far.

“On his way back from Maine, Reacher decides to visit his father’s ancestral home – a place he’d heard a lot about as a kid. But the rural New Hampshire town turns out to be more of a mystery than a homecoming when he discovers no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

In “The Enemy” Reacher discovered his mother’s history. Now he’s on a quest to find his father’s.”

Narrator – Jeff Harding
Release Date – 05/11/2018
Length – 12 hours and 28 minutes

Past Tense Audiobook

8. Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

If you have kept up with the Rivers of London series from Ben Aaronovitch then you’ll want to purchase the next title, Lies Sleeping. The Lies Sleeping audiobook will be released on the 15th November and will be available on Scribd and Audible.

“Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees…”

Narrator – Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Release date – 15-11-18
Length – 10 hours and 19 minutes

Lies Sleeping Audiobook

9. And so it Begins by Rachel Abbott

Next up, And so it Begins audiobook is another thriller on our new releases list. A chilling family affair that will leave you listening for way longer than you probably should. Remember: Try not to let audiobooks distract you from your work people!

“Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He’s managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife – but something about Evie just doesn’t feel right…

When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets.

Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

As the accused stands trial, the jury is forced to consider – is there ever a proper defence for murder?”

Narrator – Olivia Vinall
Release date – 01-11-18
Length – 9 hours and 47 minutes

And so it Begins Audiobook

With plenty of new audiobooks to choose from this month, we’re sure you’ll find something that you like. Let us know what you end up listening to in the comments section below!

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