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Long listens: Audiobooks over 15 hours (& worth every minute)


Nov 09, 2023

In today’s world, we’re always rushing to finish everything quickly. But you know that feeling when you’re deep in a good book that you just don’t want to end? You start to read slower, hang on each word, maybe even re-read a chapter or two. Finding a story that’s worth savoring is like the holy grail for readers...and bonus points if it also happens to be a long read. While I can’t promise that book for you, I can promise a list of 100 exceptionally good and exceptionally long audiobooks that just might help you find that magic.

These long audiobooks are all over 15 hours, and are perfect for a far drive, if you’re looking for a challenge or just in the mood for a meatier story. Plus, audiobooks can be the best way to get through big books that may initially seem too intimidating to start. So, don’t let a long book limit you. You may end up surprised that you don’t want the story to end.

Listen to as many as your ears desire for free on the Libby app with your library card.

Still want to speed things up?

Adjust the narration speed in Libby by adjusting the slider to set a custom speed (0.6–3x).
🕝 Try a quick, commitment-free listen like these audiobooks under 3 hours.

Settle in with these long listens:

*Title availability may vary by region.


About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga, or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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