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.--()--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:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Audible, Inc., an, 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.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781

Release Summary

Audible announces the most wished-for audiobooks of Valentine's Days Past. Classic Love Poems and Fifty Shades of Grey among the top desired Audible titles on the most romantic day of the year.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781