Top 10 Most Downloaded Audiobooks of 2017

Top 10 Most Downloaded Audios of 2017

Audiobook usage is on the rise! According to a report done last year by the Audio Publishers Association audiobook “digital downloads accounted for 82.4% of sales”. And with these great Top 10 most downloaded digital titles it easy to see why!

Are you or your patrons a fan of the Outlander Series? Diana Gabaldon’s titles take 8 of the Top 10 in our list. Narrator Davina Porter has also recently been selected as an inductee into the inaugural class of Audible’s Narrator Hall of Fame.

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

Diana Gabaldon's landmark novel of Scottish lore has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted her to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. It achieves a new dimension in the audio format.”- Audiofile



Voyager by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. “The first half of the book will hook you”- Maryse’s Book Blog




Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

A magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland. Porter brings Gabaldon's world to life, complete with sounds, smells and not a little blood.”- Audiofile




The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor--Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Even the babies convincingly whine, cajole, and play. Porter's narrative passages tie these delightful characters together elegantly. .”- Audiofile


Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

Romance, history, and time travel blend once again as the couple builds a new life together in the wilderness of pre-Revolutionary America. Davina Porter presents vivid and full-bodied portrayals of this splendid lineup of warriors, scoundrels, Indians and strong women, who include the best (and worst) of their time and the time to which they travel. -Audiofile



A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

The year is 1772, and the rift between Britain and its American colonies has put a frightening word into the minds of all concerned: revolution. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground.  This story vibrates with the energy of an America seeking its freedom and the battles that ensue, philosophically and physically, throughout this tumultuous period. . -Audiofile


An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

This seventh novel in author Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular Outlander saga takes listeners on a thrilling journey to 1777 America. Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War.  Thanks to Porter's superb voicings, especially of sharp-witted Claire and brawny Jamie, the listener follows the potentially bewildering episode changes.-Audiofile


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty narrated by Caroline Lee

Sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . . A murder . . . a tragic accident . . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Caroline Lee is able to breathe life to this bestselling novel and fill it with pure emotion that will surely have you at the edge of your seat and leave you pondering the story’s message.”- Audiobook Treasury



Vicious Circle by C.J. Box narrated by David Chandler

Joe knows they're coming after him and his family now. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare . . . and wait for them to make the first move. Once started, the listener will bolt to the finish, all the while rooting for the Pickett family.” -Audiofile



Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon narrated by Davina Porter

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser. “Porter’s most outstanding depiction is that of Claire herself—a woman who is deeply passionate and intelligent.” -Audiofile


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Stefany Lang - Social Media Manager

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