First-in-a-Series Audiobooks That Should Be on Everyone’s List

As we go into fall and winter, you’ll be staying indoors more often than not. Now is the perfect time to start a new series to keep you going through these cooler months. Whether you enjoy cozy small-town stories or nail-biting mysteries, there’s a series waiting for you.

 

A Is For Alibi
Author: Sue Grafton
Read By: Mary Peiffer

Start the classic Alphabet series starring spunky California P.I. Kinsey Millhone.
Listen to an excerpt A IS FOR ALIBI

At Home in Mitford
Author: Jan Karon
Read By: Jan Karon

Welcome to Mitford, North Carolina, a charming town full of ordinary people. Father Tim, the bachelor rector, stars in the first novel of this beloved series.
Listen to an excerpt AT HOME IN MITFORD

Call for the Dead

The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré’s chillingly amoral universe and his legendary protagonist, George Smiley.
Listen to an excerpt CALL FOR THE DEAD

The Da Vinci Code
Author: Dan Brown
Read By: Paul Michael

The international-bestselling series featuring Robert Langdon began with this terrific puzzler.
Listen to an excerpt THE DA VINCI CODE

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
Read By: Simon Vance

If you haven’t read the bestselling series starring tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander, now is the time to do so.
Listen to an excerpt THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Get to know the detective in charge of Copenhagen’s coldest cases, in the first electrifying Department Q novel from New York Times‒bestselling author Jussi Adler-Olsen.
Listen to an excerpt THE KEEPER OF LOST CASUES

The Pillars of the Earth
Author: Ken Follett

The start of the bestselling Kingsbridge series, this spellbinding epic of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power is set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England.
Listen to an excerpt THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH