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Fantasy audiobooks are perfect for when you want to get lost in another world.
Many of us read books to escape. Fantasy books with amazing world-building, great characters, and a cool plot never fail at allowing us to lose ourselves their pages. And when listened to as audiobooks? Fantasy books are unmatched.
There are many reasons why one should read audiobooks but one very important reason is that you can close your eyes and completely imagine yourself in that world. With good writing and the right narrators, it is almost as if you’re right in the middle of the book as the main character.
There are several better books out there compared to the mainstream fantasy that everyone is used to. So today you’re going to leave with a whole list of amazing fantasy audiobooks to enjoy.
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9 Fantasy Audiobooks That You Will Love
The first book in a trilogy, this book follows Nahri as she is suddenly thrown into a magical world with creatures she thought existed only in myths. She is whisked away to Daevabad against her will after being identified as a magical being herself.
Nahri has to use all her known skills, and learn new ones, to survive amongst cunning creatures who view her as a reminder of a legacy.
The writing is perfect to consume the book as an audiobook and the narrator does an incredible job bringing the characters to life.
Losing her cat in a hit-and-run accident is the last straw. Nora doesn’t want to live anymore and takes measures to end it all. But instead of dying, she finds herself in a library where each book is an alternate version of her life. The library contains an infinite number of possibilities and it is hers to choose and decide which life she wants to live in, or if she really wants to die.
A thoughtful and poignant book, The Midnight Library will have you thinking for days after you finish it.
An easy audiobook to lose yourself in as it takes you to multiple places and shows multiple lives.
Tarisai has always longed for love and affection from her mother. When her mother demands that she kill the Crown Prince, Tarisai doesn’t question it. But she finally receives the love and affection that she craves from the Prince and other friends. She has to choose between killing the one person who treats her like family or turning her back on her family. And this might not be the only obstacle she has to deal with.
A magical book that will completely transport you and make you feel. The audiobook is top-notch and will get you to add this book to your favourites list.
A fantasy story born out of legends where characters fight demons and live among regular humans. Bree is still grieving her mother when she moves to a new and prestigious school. When she sees something she isn’t meant to, and almost doesn’t believe, on the first day, her life is changed forever. She gets caught up in the lives of the descendants of King Arthur and his knights and tries to uncover how her mother’s death is related to them. All while trying to survive and prove herself in this new world.
A fantasy story that is steeped with Black history and how Black people are never included in legends or are forcefully removed from them. One that is fast-paced and will take your breath away.
Set in 1889 France, the book follows a group of skilled friends as they track and try to obtain an ancient artefact. Severin wants his inheritance and this may be the key to it. But getting ahold of the artefact is harder than it seems and would require them to pull off an impossible heist in the glittering and cunning world of Exposition Universelle.
This is THE fantasy book to listen to if you’re a lover of heists and found families.
A fast-paced and engaging wuxia fantasy with an unlikely group of characters stuck protecting an object who eventually bond and become a found family. This short novella, with the audiobook lasting only 4 hours, is a refreshing fantasy that also talks about spirituality and gender fluidity.
A queer fantasy book that packs a lot in a short amount of time. It is short, refreshing, and surprising.
Sia’s mother was deported by ICE and then lost her life when walking across the Sonoran. Three years later, Sia is still grappling with grief and guilt. She often sneaks away to a spot in the desert and talks to her dead grandmother (who visits her as a ghost) and dreams of her mother. One night, she notices something shocking that sucks her life into a whirlwind.
A genre-bending Science Fiction & Fantasy novel that will blow you away with sudden twists. Once the twists start, you will not be able to stop listening to the book.
Written from the point of view of Patroclus, Achilles’s partner, the book chronicles their lives from their former years till the end of the Trojan War. Although it is mostly a known story, especially for Greek mythology fans, the writing makes it entirely new and shows layers which we wouldn’t have thought of before.
The Song of Achilles is a very well-written book that you may not recover from. But that is why you should listen to it.
Mainly following four characters of very different lives whose destinies intersect, Black Sun is an entrancing fantasy book that traps us in prophecies, magic, and myths. Serapio, a young blind and seemingly harmless man, sails for Tova with a Teek witch named Xiala. But his destiny is tied with the Black Sun and he means to kill the Sun Priest for it.
It is slow-paced as the entire book takes place over 10 days. The world-building and the descriptions make it perfect to be consumed as an audiobook. You will definitely lose yourself in this new world.